Sorbonne, La


Sorbonne, La
   one of the world's most famous universities, the Sorbonne is a public institution of higher learning in the Latin Quarter of paris. The site of five colleges of arts and sciences, the Sorbonne essentially directs the policy for the administration of the rectorate of Paris, which includes the École de Chartres; some sections of the École pratique des hautes études; the Universities of Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne), Paris IV (Paris-Sorbonne), Paris V (René-Descartes); and is the seat of the Academy of Paris. Established by Robert de Sorbon (1257) to allow poor scholars to continue their education, the college of the Sor-bonne became the center of theological studies and, serving as an ecclesiastical tribunal, was the highest religious authority in the Christian West after the pope. The Sorbonne opposed the Jesuits in the 16th century, the Jansenists in the 17th, and the philosophes in the 18th before being suppressed in 1790. its buildings were given to the university of Paris in 1808. From 1626 to 1642, they were rebuilt by jacques lemercier on the orders of Cardinal richelieu, whose tomb is in the chapel. From 1885 to 1901, the Sorbonne was considerably rebuilt or renovated. in the large auditorium is Le Bois sacrée by puvis de chavannes.

France. A reference guide from Renaissance to the Present . 1884.

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  • Sorbonne —   [sɔr bɔn] die, , Anfang des 13. Jahrhunderts als Zusammenschluss der Magister und Scholaren entstandene und bis zur Neugliederung (1968) einzige Universität in Paris, der Mittelpunkt des Quartier Latin. Neben ihr entstanden allmählich… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Sorbonne — Sorbonne, die altberühmte Theologenschule in Paris, gegründet 1254 von Robert de Sorbon (geb. 1201 zu Rethel in der Champagne, gest. um 1270 in Paris), Hofkaplan Ludwigs des Heiligen, bestätigt 1268 durch Papst Clemens IV. Ursprünglich Alumnat… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Sorbonne — Sorbonne, ursprünglich das im 13. Jahrh. von Robert (s.d. 40) von Sorbon in der Champagne zu Paris gestiftete Collége, um Studenten der Theologie unentgeltlich Wohnung, Kost u. Beaufsichtigung bei ihren Studien zu gewähren. Das Haus in der Straße …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Sorbonne — Sorbonne, ursprünglich eine Magisterinnung an der Pariser Universität, gestiftet um 1250 von Robert von Sorbon, später bis 1789 die theol. Fakultät das.; jetzt ein Gebäudekomplex von wissenschaftlichen Instituten nebst Universitätsbibliothek …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Sorbonne — (–bonn), ursprünglich Bildungsanstalt zu Paris für junge Weltgeistliche, 1253 von Ludwigs IX. Kaplan Sorbon gestiftet, erweiterte sich zur theologischen Fakultät der Universität zu Paris, war im 15. u. 16. Jahrh. von großer Wirksamkeit,… …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • Sorbonne — 1560, from Sorbon, place name in the Ardennes. Theological college in Paris founded early 13c. by Robert de Sorbon (b.1201), chaplain and confessor of Louis IX …   Etymology dictionary

  • Sorbonne — [sôr bän′; ] Fr [ sō̂r bō̂n′] n. [Fr, after the founder, Robert de Sorbon (1201 74), chaplain of Louis IX] 1. a former theological college in Paris, established about the middle of the 13th cent. 2. the University of Paris; specif., the seat of …   English World dictionary

  • Sorbonne — Pour les autres utilisations du mot Sorbonne, voir Sorbonne (homonymie). Sorbonne Lieu cinquième arrondissement de …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Sorbonne — The name Sorbonne ( La Sorbonne ) is commonly used to refer to the historic University of Paris in Paris, France or one of its successor institutions (see below), but this is a recent usage, and Sorbonne has actually been used with different… …   Wikipedia


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