Statuta Collegii Sapientiae

Statuta Collegii Sapientiae Facsimile Edition

Freiburg im Breisgau (Germany) — 1497

Written between 1496 and 1501: the statutes of one of the oldest dormitories in Germany, which was established to provide for destitute students in Freiburg

  1. Johannes Kerer (ca. 1430–1506) sought to provide room and board for twelve poor students

  2. Kerer created the charitable dormitory after benefiting from a similar scholarship in Heidelberg

  3. Interesting vignettes and amusing marginalia illuminate nearly every page of the 1497 version

Statuta Collegii Sapientiae

8140 (A0105) Universitätsarchiv Freiburg (Freiburg, Germany)
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Statuta Collegii Sapientiae

Founded by Johannes Kerer in 1495, the Collegium Sapientiae is the oldest dormitory in Freiburg im Breigau and one of the oldest in Germany. It was originally established to provide room and board for twelve destitute students because Kerer had benefitted from a similar scholarship in Heidelberg during his studies. After the original building was destroyed in World War II, a new dormitory was built in 1968, which incorporated a few surviving elements of the Gothic structure and houses one hundred students today. Kerer personally wrote the Statuta Collegii Sapientiae or Statutes of the Collegium Sapientiae in Freiburg University between 1496 and 1501. The 1497 version is preserved in this manuscript, nearly every page of which is beautifully illuminated with interesting vignettes and amusing marginalia.


Alternative Titles
Statutes of the Collegium Sapientiae in Freiburg University
Statuten des Collegiums Sapientiae der Universität Freiburg
Regulations for the students at the Collegium Sapientiae of the University of Freiburg im Breisgau
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#1 The Statutes of the Collegium Sapientiae in Freiburg University

J. Thorbecke – Constance, 1957

Publisher: J. Thorbecke – Constance, 1957
Commentary: 1 volume by Josef H. Beckmann
Language: German
1 volume: Exact reproduction of the original document (extent, color and size) Reproduction of the entire original document as detailed as possible (scope, format, colors). The binding may not correspond to the original or current document binding.
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