German city in northwestern Hesse-Nassau / site of the most important of the Reformed schools of higher learning in Germany, the Academia Nassauensis of 1584 / 400 students as of 1603 / blossomed under the leadership of Olevian and Piscator, Comenius there as a student / followed the example of Geneva 1559 and the French Aca­dé­mies / German schools of higher learning: Herborn 1584-1817, Bremen 1584-1810, Hanau 1607-1813, Kassel 1627-53, Hamm 1657-1781, Lingen 1697-1819 / at times Reformed universities in Heidelberg 1559-78 and 1583-1622, Marburg 1605-24 and 1653-1866, Frankfurt from 1613, Duis­burg 1655-1818 founded as a Reformed school

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