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Hugeburc [Huneburc]locked

(fl. 760–780)
  • Carolyne Larrington

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Hugeburc [Huneburc] (fl. 760–780), Benedictine nun and hagiographer, spent many years at the double monastery of Heidenheim in Germany; she was also known as Huneburc. She was the author of the lives of Willibald and of his brother Winnebald, composed between 778 and 780, and is the first known Englishwoman to have written a full-length literary work. Her identity as the author of the lives was discovered only in 1931 by ...

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Monumenta Germaniae Historica, Scriptores [in folio]