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500 Years Old. The ‘Collegium Trilingue’ in Leuven
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500 Years Old. The ‘Collegium Trilingue’ in Leuven

(Luc Devoldere) The Low Countries - 2017, № 25, p. 293-294

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When the humanist and patron Hieronymus Busleyden died in 1517, he left enough money to enable an idea cherished by Erasmus finally to be turned into a reality: the founding of a school in Leuven dedicated to the study of the three classical languages Hebrew, Greek and Latin, in accordance with the philological principles of the humanists. The Collegium Trilingue or Collegium trium linguarum was the first of its kind in Europe.

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