Budapest, University of
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The deed of foundation of the first university in the capital city of Hungary (in Altofen/Obuda) was issued in 1395 by Pope Boniface IX. The university was closed again in 1403, presumably because of rebellious movements in the city. It was reestablished in 1410. The last mention of it dates from 1419. In view of the political situation no further attempts were made to found an autonomous Hungarian university. The university established in 1635 by Cardinal P. Pázmány in Tyrnau (Trnava/Nagyszombat) with faculties of theology and philosophy, later also of la…

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Fabiny, Tibor, “Budapest, University of”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 13 December 2018 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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