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Gertrude of Hackeborne (1232–1292)

Gertrude of Hackeborne (1232–1292)

Germany mystic. Born 1232; died 1292; sister of Mechtild of Hackeborne (1241–1298).

A mystic, became abbess of the monastery at Helfta (1251); often confused with Gertrude the Great.

See also Women in World History.

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