University of Helmstedt

University of Helmstedt

The University of Helmstedt, official Latin name: Academia Julia ("Julius University"), was a university in Helmstedt, Brunswick-Lüneburg, Holy Roman Empire, that existed from 1576 until 1810.

Founded by and named after Julius, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg, as the first university of the state, the university quickly became one of the largest German universities. In the late 18th century, it lost popularity to newer universities, such as the University of Göttingen. It was closed by the Kingdom of Westphalia in 1810.

Famous professors and students in Helmstedt

Famous professors include:

* Giordano Bruno, philosophy
* Georgius Calixtus, theology
* Hermann von der Hardt, oriental languages
* Lorenz Heister, medicine
* Anton August Heinrich Lichtenstein, oriental languages
* Heinrich Meibom, history and poetry
* Johann Friedrich Pfaff, mathematics
* Wilhelm Abraham Teller, theology

Famous students include:

* Caspar Abel, theologian
* Valens Acidalius, writer
* Anton Wilhelm Amo, first black student in Europe
* Johann Arndt, theologian
* Sethus Calvisius, musician
* Joachim Heinrich Campe, writer
* David Caspari, theologian
* Carl Friedrich Gauss, mathematician
* Carl Benedict Hase, classicist
* Hoffmann von Fallersleben, writer
* Johann Georg Jacobi, writer
* Augustus Quirinus Rivinus (August Bachmann), physician and botanist

External links

* [ District of Helmstedt - The University (in German)]

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