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Aarhus Katedralskole is a cathedral school, an institution of secondary education, a Danish Gymnasium and a listed building in Aarhus, Denmark. The school is situated in the neighborhood Midtbyen, in the Latin Quarter, bounded by the streets Mejlgade, Kystvejen and Skolegyde. Aarhus Katedralskole offers the 3 year Matriculation examination (STX) programme with elective subjects in the natural sciences, social sciences and arts. The school is an independent self-owning institution financed by the Danish state with about 800 students divided across 30 classes.
Aarhus Katedralskole was founded in at least 1195 and has continuously worked as a school until present. The exact date of foundation is not known but on 9 February 1195, the bishop of Aarhus, Peder Vognsen, donated his books to the Aarhus Cathedral. The cathedral itself was first completed in 1300, but construction of it begun around at the same time. During the reformation the school was confiscated by the Crown and from 1 January 1986 ownership was transferred to Aarhus County. When the Danish counties were abolished in 2007, the school became independent and self-owning. Until Den videnskabelige Realskole in 1839-1853 and later Marselisborg School in 1898, Aarhus Katedralskole was the only place of higher learning in Aarhus. In 1996, the school buildings were, with a few exceptions, listed and protected by law.
The first buildings, of which none remain, were completed in 1200 and since then multiple buildings have been added or changed through the centuries. Aarhus Katedralskole contains 4 listed buildings in total; the rector house in Mjlegade 6 from 1808 and three buildings colloquially referred to by their exterior colors. The rector building is Classicist with references to the style as it was used in Copenhagen. The white building from 1763 by Christian Jensen Mørup was originally designed in a classicist style but was later extensively remodeled in a Neoclassical appearance. The red building 1903-05 by Hack Kampmann is in the Art Nouveau style while the grey building from 1956-57 by C.F. Møller is modernistic, minimalistic and functionalist and bears some similarity to the City Hall.
Notable graduates from former times includes:
- Morten Børup (1446–1526), educator and poet
- Ole Worm (1588-1654), physician and historian
- Ole Rømer (1644-1710), astronomer
- Grundtvig (1783-1872), cultural personality and writer
- Emmerik Høegh-Guldberg (1807-1881), graphical artist, teacher and principal
- Janus la Cour (1837-1909), painter
- H.O. Lange (1863-1943), egyptologist and librarian
- August Krogh (1874-1949), scientist (physiology and medicine)
And from present times:
- Thorkild Bjørnvig, writer
- Nils Malmros, film maker and surgeon
- Ulf Pilgaard, actor
- Lene Kaaberbøl, writer
- Ole Lund Kirkegaard, writer and teacher
- Peter Laugesen, playwright and poet
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- "Aarhus Katedralskole" (in Danish). Danish State Archives. Retrieved 2 August 2015.
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- "Aarhus Katedralskole" (in Danish). ArkArk. Archived from the original on 2016-03-16. Retrieved 16 March 2016.
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- Aarhus Katedralskole Official homepage in English