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Rinteln, University
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[German Version]

In 1620, Prince ErnstI of Schaumburg succeeded in obtaining from Emperor FerdinandII the privilege of a university for the academy that he had founded in 1610 in Stadthagen. The university was moved to Rinteln, where it was granted secularized monastic property, and the four faculties of the “Ernestina” were able to begin their teaching in 1621. At first the theological faculty was dominated by representatives of Lutheran orthodoxy, including the poet J. Stegmann and the young B. …

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Otte, Hans, “Rinteln, University”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 01 April 2023 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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