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Wittenberg, University of
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(founded as Leucorea). After the division of Wettin Saxony in 1485, in which Leipzig (Leipzig, University) went to the Albertine line, the city of Wittenberg developed into the official residence of the Ernestine line and hence the capital of Electoral Saxony. On Oct 18, 1502, under the elector Frederick the Wise the University of Wittenberg was founded as the official university of electoral Saxony. It was granted imperial privileges on Jul 6, 1502; papal privileges were not gran…

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Sträter, Udo, “Wittenberg, University of”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 11 April 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_025404>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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