Hermann of Reichenau

Full name: 
Hermannus Contractus
Latin name: 
Hermannus Augiensis
Date of birth: 
18 Jul, 1013
Date of death: 
24 Sep, 1054

Hermann of Reichenau was an 11th-century scholar, composer, music theorist, mathematician, and astronomer. He composed the Marian prayer Alma Redemptoris Mater. He was beatified (cultus confirmed) in 1863.