University of Dole
The University of Dole was founded in 1422 by Philip the Good of Burgundy, and was a leading university in western Europe, historically notable for its teaching of canon and civil law. It operated as a student run university on the Bologna model.
In 1613 the college of teachers at the University sent a formal deputy to the archdukes in Brussels, seeking to convert the University to a Magisteruniversität such as at Louvain and Douai. The archdukes issued edicts (1616-1618) with that intent, but the students would not have it, overtly repudiated the edicts, and boycotted the university. It is probable that the edicts were never enforced.
- Wigle Aytta van Zwichem (1507-1577) - Dutch statesman and jurist, received his doctorate from Dole in 1526;
- Otto von Truchsess von Waldburg (1514-1573) - Prince-Bishop of Augsburg;
- Claude de La Baume (1534-1584) - cardinal and Archbishop of Besançon;
- Balthazar Gerards (1557-1584) - assassin of William the Silent;
- Jean-Baptiste Besard (1567-1625?) - Lawyer, Doctor of Medicine and Composer for the Lute;
- Jean-Bernard Knepper - Burgomeister of Luxemburg City 1693-1698;
- Dôle is an older way to write the place-name.
- Feingold, Mordechai (ed.) (2003) History of Universities Vol. XVIII/2, Oxford University Press, Oxford, p.41-42;
- Beaune and D'Arbaumont, (1870) Les Universités de Franche-Comté: Gray, Dole, Besançon J. Marchand, Dijon OCLC 13243804
- Theurot, J. (1992) "L'Université de Dole de sa fondation à son transfer à Besançon" in M. Gresset and F. Lassus (eds) Institutions et vie universitaire dans l'Europe d'hier et d'anjour d'hui. Actes du Colloque de /'Association interuniversitaire de l'Est Paris, pp. 25-44