Leipzig University Germany, Leipzig

Leipzig University

Leipzig University, in Leipzig in the Free State of Saxony, Germany, is one of the world's oldest universities and the second-oldest university (by consecutive years of existence) in Germany. The university was founded on December 2, 1409 by Frederick I, Elector of Saxony and his brother William II, Margrave of Meissen, and originally comprised the four scholastic faculties. Since its inception, the university has engaged in teaching and research for over 600 years without interruption.

Famous alumni include Leibniz, Goethe, Ranke, Nietzsche, Wagner, Tycho Brahe, Angela Merkel, and nine Nobel laureates are associated with the university.

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