Hermann of Reichenau (also called Hermannus Contractus or Hermannus Augiensis) (1013 July 18 – 1054 September 24) was an 11th century scholar, composer, music theorist, mathematician, and astronomer. Events 390 BC - Roman - Gaulish Wars Battle of the Allia - a Roman army is defeated by raiding Gauls, Events 622 - Prophet Muhammad completes his hegira from Mecca to Medina. Music theory is the field of study that deals with the Mechanics of music and how Music works Hermannus was a son of the duke of Altshausen. Altshausen is a small Swabian town (c 4700 inhabitants near Ravensburg, Baden-Württemberg, southern Germany. He was crippled by a paralytic disease from early childhood. He spent most of his life in the abbey of Reichenau, an island on Lake Constance. Reichenau Island lies in Lake Constance in southern Germany, at approximately. Under the designation Lake Constance or Lake of Constance ( German Bodensee) one summarizes the three independent bodies of water Obersee Hermannus contributed to all four arts of the quadrivium. The quadrivium comprised the four subjects or arts taught in Medieval universities after the trivium. He was renowned as a musical composer (among his surviving works are officia for St. Afra and St. Wolfgang). Saint Afra (died 304 was a Christian Martyr. Biography Although many different accounts of her life exist the most widely known is that of an He also wrote a treatise on the science of music, several works on geometry and arithmetics and astronomical treatises (including instructions for the construction of an astrolabe, at the time a very novel device in Christian Europe). Music is an Art form in which the medium is Sound organized in Time. Geometry ( Greek γεωμετρία; geo = earth metria = measure is a part of Mathematics concerned with questions of size shape and relative position Arithmetic or arithmetics (from the Greek word αριθμός = number is the oldest and most elementary branch of mathematics used by almost everyone Astronomy (from the Greek words astron (ἄστρον "star" and nomos (νόμος "law" is the scientific study The astrolabe is a historical Astronomical instrument used by classical astronomers, Navigators As a historian, he wrote a detailed chronicle from the birth of Christ to his own present day, for the first time compiling the events of the 1st millennium AD scattered in various chronicles in a single work, ordering them after the reckoning of the Christian era. Generally a chronicle (chronica from Greek (from) is a historical account of facts and events in chronological order The first millennium is a period of time that commenced on January 1, 1, and ended on December 31, 1000, of the Julian calendar. His disciple Berthold of Reichenau was its continuator. Berthold of Reichenau (d probably in 1088 was a Benedictine monk and chronicler of Reichenau Abbey.
He was beatified (cultus confirmed) in 1863. Year 1863 ( MDCCCLXIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common