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Groningen, University of
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The Rijksuniversiteit Groningen was established by the provinces on Nov 26, 1612 as the third university in the northern Netherlands following Leiden (1575) and Franeker (1585) and was opened on Aug 23, 1614 in a former monastery. It included chairs for theology, law, medicine, philosophy, history and mathematics. The first rector was the Calvinist East-Frisian historian, Ubo Emmius (1547– 1625). Through many foreign students and outstanding scholars, the university gained a lofty reputation in the 17th …

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Strohm, Christoph, “Groningen, University of”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 23 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_09064>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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