On that day, Philip I the Magnanimous, Landgrave of Hesse, founded the first Protestant university in Europe in the town of Marburg, 80 kilometers away from Frankfurt. The landgrave’s plan was to establish a theological school of higher education. However, it evolved into a secular university over the years. And one of the best – the list of its graduates includes nine Nobel laureates. For us the most important student of Marburg was the Russian genius Mikhail Lomonosov. Boris Pasternak studied Neocantian philosophy in Marburg. 23,000 students are enrolled in the Marburg University today – a far cry from the 84 young souls of 1527.
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