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Hildegard von Bingen was the 10th child and hence tithed to the Church. I guess from that peried (12th century) intelligent women had a chance for a better life in a convent than to opt for marriage to a brutal chavainist. Today German citizens are required to tithe, I am astounded by that.

Perhaps due to Hildegard's visions, or as a method of political positioning, Hildegard's parents, Hildebert and Mechthilde, offered her as a tithe to the church.

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