Born February 18, 1013, at Altshausen (
Upon discovering the brilliance of his son’s mind, his father, Count Wolverad II, sent him at the age of seven to live with the Benedictine monks on the
He lived his entire life on the island, taking his monastic vows in 1043.
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Hermann chronicled the first thousand years of Christianity, was a mathematician, an astronomer, and a poet and was also the composer of the Salve Regina and Alma Redemptoris Mater – both hymns to the Virgin Mary.
He died on the island on September 21, 1054.