The University of Bonn (German: Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität zu Bonn am Rhein) was founded on October 18, 1818, by the Prussian king Friedrich Wilhelm III, who had been ruling the Rhineland as a part of Prussia since 1815.
The university's forerunner was the Academy of the last Cologne Kurfürst (Prince-elector), which he had founded in 1777, and which had been turned into a university in 1786. A mere decade later, the first university became a victim of the radical change brought about by the French Revolution.
The new Rhenish Friedrich-Wilhelm-University was founded in the spirit of Wilhelm von Humboldt. Idealism and the Enlightenment dominated the age. Because of the open zeitgeist of the time, the alma mater on the Rhine attracted famous men like August Wilhelm von Schlegel, Ernst Moritz Arndt, Karl Marx, Friedrich Nietzsche, and Heinrich Hertz, to name a few.
Pope Benedict XVI was a professor of fundamental theology at the University of Bonn from 1959 until 1963.
Today, the university has about 30,000 students, making it one of the largest German universities. Each year, it has about 5,500 international students from 130 nations.
Einwirklich schönes Photo aus meiner Geburtsstadt und meiner Alma mater.
Perfect picture Wim!
Ich schließe mich Hans-Michael einmal an. Ein tolles Bild aus meiner Geburtsstadt :-)
© Wim, So clean, so beautiful and very interesting shot. Greetings. Rafael.
Danke schön Hans-Michael und Wanni, freut mich sehr ;-)
Thank you mimipet and Rafael for your kind comments.
Many Greetings from Bonn, Wim
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Photo taken in Hofgarten, Am Hofgarten, 53111 Bonn, Germany
University of Bonn
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