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© Prof. Dr. Karel Velle, National Archivist, State Archives in Belgium, Transcription of the foundation charter of the University of Leuven, 9 December 1425. State Archives in Belgium (Leuven), Archives of the old university of Leuven 3, f. 2-5 v°).

The Archives of the University of Leuven (1425-1797): University Heritage of Global Significance

Registration year: 2013
Submission year: 
2012
Collection ID: 
2012-37

In the 16th century, Leuven (Louvain) was the largest university after Paris, north of the Alps. Leuven also played a major international role in the earliest developments of typography and cartography, and in the introduction of Catholic reformation. The almost 200 linear metres of university records are one of the most homogenous university archives from the Ancien Régime. They provide an insight into the reality of an early modern university, its functioning and the interactions between students, professors and the broader society.

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© Prof. Dr. Karel Velle, National Archivist, State Archives in Belgium, Transcription of the foundation charter of the University of Leuven, 9 December 1425. State Archives in Belgium (Leuven), Archives of the old university of Leuven 3, f. 2-5 v°).
Transcription of the foundation charter of the University of Leuven, 9 December 1425. State Archives in Belgium (Leuven), Archives of the old university of Leuven 3, f. 2-5 v°).
© Prof. Dr. Karel Velle, National Archivist, State Archives in Belgium

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© Prof. Dr. Karel Velle, National Archivist, State Archives in Belgium, Election of the administration of the Antwerp law students society (Congregatio Praenobilium ac Doctissimorum DD. Juristarum Antverpiensium in Universitate Lovaniensi) (27 July 1755).
Election of the administration of the Antwerp law students society (Congregatio Praenobilium ac Doctissimorum DD. Juristarum Antverpiensium in Universitate Lovaniensi) (27 July 1755).
© Prof. Dr. Karel Velle, National Archivist, State Archives in Belgium

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© Prof. Dr. Karel Velle, National Archivist, State Archives in Belgium, Family tree of the descendants of the Van Dale family that are entitled to a scholarschip at the Van Dale College (1654). State Archives in Belgium (Leuven)
Family tree of the descendants of the Van Dale family that are entitled to a scholarschip at the Van Dale College (1654). State Archives in Belgium (Leuven), Archives of the old university of Leuven 3175.
© Prof. Dr. Karel Velle, National Archivist, State Archives in Belgium

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© Prof. Dr. Karel Velle, National Archivist, State Archives in Belgium, Statutes of the faculties of canon and civil law, ca. 1431. State Archives in Belgium (Leuven), Archives of the old university of Leuven 609.
Statutes of the faculties of canon and civil law, ca. 1431. State Archives in Belgium (Leuven), Archives of the old university of Leuven 609.
© Prof. Dr. Karel Velle, National Archivist, State Archives in Belgium

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© KU Leuven, University Archives and Art Collections, Privilege de fructibus percipiendis in absentia, given by Pope Martin V, granting members of the University the right to continue perceiving their income from ecclesiastical benefices while studying
Privilege de fructibus percipiendis in absentia, given by Pope Martin V, granting members of the University the right to continue perceiving their income from ecclesiastical benefices while studying, 9 December 1425.
© KU Leuven, University Archives and Art Collections

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© KU Leuven, University Archives and Art Collections, Visitatio of the archdukes Albrecht and Isabella, regulating the organization of the University, 18 April 1617. KU Leuven, University Archives and Art Collections, OU, M, 26a [1].
Visitatio of the archdukes Albrecht and Isabella, regulating the organization of the University, 18 April 1617. KU Leuven, University Archives and Art Collections, OU, M, 26a [1].
© KU Leuven, University Archives and Art Collections

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© KU Leuven, University Archives and Art Collections, Charter given by duke Philip the Good of Burgundy, prohibiting pawnbrokers to accept books from students without the explicit consent of the rector of the university, 28 September 1466.
Charter given by duke Philip the Good of Burgundy, prohibiting pawnbrokers to accept books from students without the explicit consent of the rector of the university, 28 September 1466. KU Leuven, University Archives and Art Collections, OU, M, 16.
© KU Leuven, University Archives and Art Collections
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