The University of Franeker, or Franeker University (Universiteit van Franeker) was for several centuries a leading European institution of higher learning seated in the ancient city of Franeker (province of Friesland in the Netherlands). Established in 1585, it was considered a Christian university and produced a number of distinguished alumni including William IV, Prince of Orange.
This website presents official and authoritative about this venerable Dutch university and its intellectual legacy, which continues to this day.
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