Universities in Leuven

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The city of Leuven, in the former Duchy of Brabant was the seat of three universities and of a universitarian college:

  • 1517: The Collegium Trilingue, a universitarian institute was founded. It was a humanistic institution independent of the University.


  1. ^ 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

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