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Leuven, University
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The University of Leuven (Lovanium, Louvain), established by a bull of Martin V dated Dec 9, 1425, was opened on 7 Sep. 1426 by Duke John IV; the theological faculty was set up by Eugenius IV on Mar 3, 1432. The faculty of arts was organized in 1435 as four nationes (Brabant, Gaul, Flanders, Holland). In 1428 there was conflict between the university and the town over exemption from taxes. The university was dominated by the via antiqua (Universals controversy in the Middle Ages). In 1446 there was a dispute between Henry of Zomeren and Peter of Rivo over …

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Rieger, Reinhold, “Leuven, University”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 25 November 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_13160>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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