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Greifswald, University of
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The University of Greifswald opened on Oct 17, 1456. The mayor and jurist Heinrich Rubenow (murdered in 1462) must be considered its actual founder. The founding was associated with the establishment of a collegiate convent in 1457 at St. Nikolai, on whose 20 benefices the professors were appointed. In the beginning, the four faculties were scantily staffed, and the university was not large. Although initially it rejected the Reformation, the university reopened in 1539 on a Luthe…

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Thümmel, Hans Georg, “Greifswald, University of”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 20 January 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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