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Amalasuntha - Queen of the Ostrogoths. Hulton Archive / Getty Images. ...

Catherine de Medici. Stock Montage / Getty Images. ...

Catherine of Siena. Hulton Archive / Getty Images. ...

Catherine of Valois. ...

Christine de Pizan. ...

Eleanor of Aquitaine. ...

Hildegard of Bingen. ...

Hrotsvitha.Eleanor of Aquitaine (1122–1204) was one of the wealthiest and most powerful women in Western Europe during the High Middle Ages. She was the patroness of such literary figures as Wace, Benoît de Sainte-Maure, and Chrétien de Troyes. Eleanor succeeded her father as suo jure Duchess of Aquitaine and Countess of Poitiers at the age of 15, and thus became the most eligible bride in Europe.

Herrad of Landsberg, Hildegard of Bingen, and Héloïse d'Argenteuil were influential abbesses and authors during this period. Hadewijch of Antwerp was a poet and mystic. Both Hildegard of Bingen and Trota of Salerno were medical writers in the 12th century.

Constance, Queen of Sicily, Urraca of León and Castile, Joan I of Navarre, Melisende, Queen of Jerusalem and other queens regnant exercised political power.

Female artisans in some cities were, like their male equivalents, organized in guilds.[8]

Regarding the role of women in the Church, Pope Innocent III wrote in 1210: "No matter whether the most blessed Virgin Mary stands higher, and is also more illustrious, than all the apostles together, it was still not to her, but to them, that the Lord entrusted the keys to the Kingdom of Heaven".[9]


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