Today in History - December 9th. 1425 - Old University of Louvain - Belgium

John IV, Duke of Brabant (prince of the House of Valois) made a formal request to the
Holy See for a university in Louvain (in Dutch Leuven).



John IV, Duke of Brabant - Source picture: Wikipedia

Pope Martin V issued a papal bull dated on December 9th. 1425, founding the
University of Louvain as a Studium General.



Pope Martin V - Source picture: Wikipedia



View of Louvain - Source picture: Wikipedia


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