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In the online database you will find

  • Students of the higher faculties (laws, theology, and medicine) of the universities of the Empire, regardless of a graduation
  • Masters or Licentiates of Arts
  • Nobles who have been thus marked in the sources of the universities, regardless of a graduation.

The online database comprises 58,000 scholars who are traceable at the universities listed below within the indicated spans of time.

Systematically evaluated Universities

Basel: 1460 - 1550
Erfurt: 1392 - 1550
Frankfurt: 1506 - 1550
Freiburg: 1460 - 1500
Greifswald: 1456 - 1550
Heidelberg: 1386 - 1550
Ingolstadt: 1472 - 1550
Köln: 1389 - 1550
Krakau: 1400 - 1550
Leipzig: 1409 - 1550
Löwen: 1425 - 1527 (1550)
Mainz: 1476 - 1550: Students according to the Student's register Professors of Theology
Marburg: 1527 - 1550
Prag: Artisten-, Mediziner- und Theologenuniversität 1367-1450, Juristenuniversität 1372-1418
Rostock: 1419 - 1550
Tübingen: 1477 - 1550
Wien: 1377 - 1550, Artistenfakultät 1377 - 1550, Juristenfakultät 1402 - 1550, Theologische and medizinische Fakultät 1396/99 - 1550
Wittenberg: 1502 - 1550

It follows that at the moment you will not yet find students who did not graduate within the Empire or whose graduation has not been recorded in the analyzed documents or whose records have been lost.
Additional information on graduations are to be expected when we analyze sources from outside the universities and will be added to the database in due time. Likewise, more scholars are expected to be identified scrutinizing these sources.

Sources

Up until now the information has been collected from university sources, i.e. matriculas, graduation lists and documents of the university nations. Facts from additional sources have been added mainly for scholars originating from the lower and middle Rhine area. All publications and records consulted are listed in the bibliography (pdf).

Biographies

The scholars' biographies include data concerning matriculation, graduation and - if available - geographic and, although at the moment fragmentary, social origin.
Additionally, for some scholars you will find dates of birth, death, or marriage, data concerning professional careers (benefices, religious orders, etc.), as well as information on relationships (e.g. family relations). Data concerning the scholars' lives outside the universities are going to be collected in the following phases of the project. Links to other internetsources offering information on that particular scholar are listed at the end of the page.

Das Kapitel von St. Andreas, Köln. Bayerisches Hauptstaatsarchiv Geheimes Hausarchiv, Handschrift 12, fol. 2r.

Dr. iur. can. Winand von Steeg. Bayerisches Hauptstaatsarchiv Geheimes Hausarchiv, Handschrift 12, fol. 2r.

Frater Dr. theol. Johannes de Beka OP. Bayerisches Hauptstaatsarchiv Geheimes Hausarchiv, Handschrift 12, fol. 5r.

Dr. iur. Johannes de Bau. Bayerisches Hauptstaatsarchiv Geheimes Hausarchiv, Handschrift 12, fol. 6v

Lic. decr. Henricus de Hierschheim. Bayerisches Hauptstaatsarchiv Geheimes Hausarchiv, Handschrift 12, fol. 8r.

Dr. decr. Henricus Gorinchem. Bayerisches Hauptstaatsarchiv Geheimes Hausarchiv, Handschrift 12, fol. 10r.

Prof. iur. Johannes de Cameraco. Bayerisches Hauptstaatsarchiv Geheimes Hausarchiv, Handschrift 12, fol. 14v.

Kardinal Giordano Orsini. Bayerisches Hauptstaatsarchiv Geheimes Hausarchiv, Handschrift 12, fol. 15v.