Universities in Leuven
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- 1425: The University of Leuven (1425-1797) or Studium Generale Lovaniense or Universitas Studiorum Lovaniensis, was founded by the French prince Jean de Valois Bourgogne, Duke John IV of Brabant, with the consent of Pope Martin V. This university was officially abolished in 1797.
- 1517: The Collegium Trilingue, a universitarian institute was founded. It was a humanistic institution independent of the University.
- 1817: The State University of Leuven was founded. This university was officially abolished in 1835.
- 1835: The new Catholic University of Mechlin was established in Leuven and took the name of Catholic University of Leuven. The University Faculty which was originally composed almost entirely of clergy is under the direct leadership of the bishops of Belgium. This university was divided into two parts French and Dutch.
- 1919: The Evangelical Theological Faculty was founded. It is a private university offering a bachelor and master degree in theology.
- The Cour de Cassation of Belgium on the 26th of November, 1846 ruled: "The Catholic University of Leuven can not be regarded as continuing the old University of Leuven", in, Table générale alphabétique et chronologique de la Pasicrisie Belge contenant la jurisprudence du Royaume de 1814 à 1850, Brussels, 1855, p. 585, column 1, alinea 2. See also: Bulletin Usuel des Lois et Arrêtés, 1861, p.166