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Jena, University
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After the loss of the Kurkreis with Wittenberg University (Wittenberg, University of) as a consequence of the Schmalkaldic War, the University of Jena constituted the state university of Ernestine Saxony and its successor states.

During the imprisonment of Ernst Friedrich, a school of higher education was established in Jena in 1548. Its first teachers included such important but contrasting figures as V. Strigel, a student of Melanchthon, and the strict Lutheran E. Schnepf (from 1549). The fact that the Ernestin…

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Leppin, Volker, “Jena, University”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 24 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_10784>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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