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Erlangen, University of
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I. History – II. Theological Faculty

I. History

In the early modern period, as territorial states were being formed on the soil of the Holy Roman Empire, Brandenburg-Ansbach/Bayreuth took the side of the Reformation in 1526. In 1529, at Luther's suggestion, it set out to establish a territorial university, but this hope was never realized, not least because Nürnberg established its own academy at Altdorf, which became a university in 1622. In 1701 an academy of chivalry was established in Er…

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Brennecke, Hanns Christof, “Erlangen, University of”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 11 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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