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Mechtild of Magdeburg

 

Mechthild (or Mechtild, Matilda, Matelda) of Magdeburg, a Beguine, was a Christian medieval mystic, whose book Das fließende Licht der Gottheit (The Flowing Light of Divinity) described her visions of God. She was the first mystic to write in German, as she did not know how to write in Latin.

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