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Amsterdam, Universities of
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I. The University of Amsterdam – II. Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU)

I. The University of Amsterdam

In 1632, the Amsterdam city authorities opened an Athenaeum Illustre, intended as a preparation for university study. The first two professors, Gerardus Joannes Vossius for history, Caspar Barlaeus for philosophy, were removed from their posts in Leiden because of their Remonstrant inclinations. Mathematics, law and …

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Burger, Christoph, “Amsterdam, Universities of”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 20 February 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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