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Helmstedt, University of
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On Oct 15, 1576, the Academia Julia was founded as the first Protestant university in northern Germany and on the sole basis of an imperial privilege granted by Duke Julius of Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel (1568–1589). It was shut down by Jérôme Bonaparte in the spring of 1810. Until 1634, the quite generously endowed university stood under the patronage of Wolfenbüttel, becoming an institution of the Guelphs from 1635 to 1745, thereafter belonging to the newly founded house of Braunschweig. Until the outbreak of the Thirty Years War, Helmstedt was the third …

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Mager, Inge, “Helmstedt, University of”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 11 December 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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