The records of the Albertus University of Königsberg

The matriculation certificate and the Albertina University in Königsberg: The first volume covers the years 1544 to 1656, the second – 1657-1829, the third contains the list of names and places, from which the students came.

The documents were compiled and edited by Georg Erler. The publication was commissioned by the Association for the History of East- and West Prussia issued. Already online is now the third volume, The first two volumes are intended for digitization.

The matriculation and promotion lists the Albertus University of Königsberg i Pr. Bd. 1, 1544-1656 (in preparation)
The matriculation and promotion lists the Albertus University of Königsberg i Pr. Bd. 2, 1657-1829 (in preparation)
The matriculation and promotion lists the Albertus University of Königsberg i Pr. Bd. 3, List of names and places

History of the Albertina

It was 1544 Duke Albrecht of Prussia Hohenzollern, founded as a second (to Marburg) Protestant University. Thanks to the King Sigismund the Old University were awarded the same rights, also enjoyed the Cracow Academy.

The University, originally "Collegium Albertinum" called, had four faculties at the beginning: The Theological, Legal Research, Medical and Philosophical. Only later is a faculty of science to come (They also dealt with the Amber research).

After the initial religious dispute (you. a. the well-known syncretic dispute among the three principal Christian) Albertina was a stronghold of conservative Protestantism in the eighteenth and. Century of the Enlightenment ideas of I. Side.

Were in the Albertina in the course of the centuries of their activities such figures as George Sabinus, Simon Dach, Immanuel Kant, connected. The monograph by Götz Selle very detailed, includes such details, as z. B. a list of invectives, with which the rector Ch. Three heaped upon his opponent, or a description of the students in the eighteenth century excesses. The online version can be read by a registration.

Special teachers were honored by the Albertina their medallion mounted on the facade of the university building: Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel, Karl Friedrich Burdach, Karl Gottfried Hagen, Johann Friedrich Herbart, Carl Gustav Jacobi, Christian Jacob Kraus, Karl Lachmann, Simon Dach, Johann Georg Hamann, Theodor Gottlieb von Hippel, Immanuel Kant, Johann Gottfried Herder (See Wikipedia)

Sources and Literature:

Erler, George: The records of the Albertus University in Königsberg i Pr, Bd. 1-3, Leipzig : Duncker & Humblot 1910-1917
Its, Idol of: History of the Albertus University of Königsberg in Prussia, Königsberg: Kanter-Verlag, 1944
Gervais, Edward: The founding of the University of Königsberg and its Säcularfeier 1644 and 1744, Danzig 1844
Metzel, Ludwig: The third centennial celebration of the University of Königsberg, Königsberg: University Publishing, 1844
Kuhnert, Seriously: History of the State- and University Library in Königsberg, Leipzig: Hiersemann, 1926

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