University of Montpellier

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The University of Montpellier (Université de Montpellier) is a French public research university in Montpellier in south-east of France.wikipedia
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The university was split into three universities during 45 years (the University of Montpellier 1, the University of Montpellier 2 and the Paul Valéry University Montpellier 3) between 1970 and 2015 when it was subsequently reunified by the merger of the former two, with the latter, now named Paul Valéry University Montpellier, remaining a separate entity.
It was one of the three universities formed in 1970 from the original University of Montpellier.

Paul Valéry University, Montpellier III

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The university was split into three universities during 45 years (the University of Montpellier 1, the University of Montpellier 2 and the Paul Valéry University Montpellier 3) between 1970 and 2015 when it was subsequently reunified by the merger of the former two, with the latter, now named Paul Valéry University Montpellier, remaining a separate entity.
It is one of the three successor universities to the University of Montpellier, specialising in the arts, languages and social sciences.

University of Montpellier 1

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The university was split into three universities during 45 years (the University of Montpellier 1, the University of Montpellier 2 and the Paul Valéry University Montpellier 3) between 1970 and 2015 when it was subsequently reunified by the merger of the former two, with the latter, now named Paul Valéry University Montpellier, remaining a separate entity.
It is one of the three successor universities to the University of Montpellier following the split in 1970.

Montpellier

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The University of Montpellier (Université de Montpellier) is a French public research university in Montpellier in south-east of France.
The University of Montpellier is one of the oldest in the world, founded in 1160, and having been granted a charter in 1220 by Cardinal Conrad von Urach and confirmed by Pope Nicholas IV in a papal bull of 1289.

Nostradamus

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In 1529, after some years as an apothecary, Nostradamus entered the University of Montpellier to study for a doctorate in medicine.
He worked as an apothecary for several years before entering the University of Montpellier, hoping to earn a doctorate, but was almost immediately expelled after his work as an apothecary (a manual trade forbidden by university statutes) was discovered.

Jardin des plantes de Montpellier

The Jardin des plantes de Montpellier, founded in 1593, is the oldest botanical garden in France.
It is maintained by the Université Montpellier 1 and open afternoons daily except Monday; admission is free.

François Rabelais

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Rabelais took his medical degree at Montpellier, and his portrait hangs among the gallery of professors.
Later he left the monastery to study medicine at the University of Poitiers and at the University of Montpellier.

Anthony of Padua

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The school of theology had its origins in lectures in the convents: St. Anthony of Padua, Raymundus Lullus, and the Dominican Bernard de la Treille all lectured.
Occasionally, he took another post, as a teacher, for instance, at the universities of Montpellier and Toulouse in southern France, but as a preacher Anthony revealed his supreme gift.

Petrarch

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In better days, among Montpellier's illustrious pupils of law were Petrarch, who spent four years at Montpellier, and among its lecturers were William of Nogaret, chancellor to Philip IV, Guillaume de Grimoard, afterwards Pope Urban V, and Pedro de Luna, afterwards antipope Benedict XIII.
He studied law at the University of Montpellier (1316–20) and Bologna (1320–23) with a lifelong friend and schoolmate called Guido Sette.

Guillaume de Nogaret

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In better days, among Montpellier's illustrious pupils of law were Petrarch, who spent four years at Montpellier, and among its lecturers were William of Nogaret, chancellor to Philip IV, Guillaume de Grimoard, afterwards Pope Urban V, and Pedro de Luna, afterwards antipope Benedict XIII.
In 1291 Guillaume was professor of jurisprudence at the university of Montpellier, and in 1296 he became a member of the Curia Regis at Paris.

Antipope Benedict XIII

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In better days, among Montpellier's illustrious pupils of law were Petrarch, who spent four years at Montpellier, and among its lecturers were William of Nogaret, chancellor to Philip IV, Guillaume de Grimoard, afterwards Pope Urban V, and Pedro de Luna, afterwards antipope Benedict XIII.
He studied law at the University of Montpellier, where he obtained his doctorate and later taught Canon law.

Alexander Grothendieck

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He later became professor at the University of Montpellier and, while still producing relevant mathematical work, he withdrew from the mathematical community and devoted himself to political causes.

Galen

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The school was famous for arguing in the fourteenth century that the Black Death was caused by a miasma entering the opening of the body's pores, citing theories developed by Galen.
From the 11th century onwards, Latin translations of Islamic medical texts began to appear in the West, alongside the Salerno school of thought, and were soon incorporated into the curriculum at the universities of Naples and Montpellier.

Conrad of Urach

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The statutes given in 1220 by Cardinal Conrad von Urach, legate of Pope Honorius III, which were confirmed and extended in 1240, placed this school under the direction of the Bishop of Maguelonne, but the school enjoyed a great deal of de facto autonomy.
During this period he also established the University of Montpellier (1222).

Placentinus

The school of law was founded by Placentinus, from the school of law at Bologna, who came to Montpellier in 1160, taught there during two different periods, and died there in 1192.
From there he founded the law school of the University of Montpellier, in 1160.

Enver Hoxha

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Enver Hoxha, leader of Albania from 1944 until his death in 1985,
In 1930, Hoxha went to study at the University of Montpellier in France on a state scholarship for the faculty of natural science.

Albert Zafy

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Albert Zafy, President of Madagascar 1993–96
He studied at the University of Montpellier in France.

Pope Urban V

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In better days, among Montpellier's illustrious pupils of law were Petrarch, who spent four years at Montpellier, and among its lecturers were William of Nogaret, chancellor to Philip IV, Guillaume de Grimoard, afterwards Pope Urban V, and Pedro de Luna, afterwards antipope Benedict XIII.
In Montpellier, he restored the school of medicine and founded the College of Saint Benedict, whose church, decorated with numerous works of art, later became the cathedral of the city.

Taha Hussein

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Taha Hussein, was one of the most influential 20th-century Egyptian writers
Hussein met and married Suzanne Bresseau (1895–1989) while attending the University of Montpellier in France.

Amalricus Augerii

Amalricus Augerii, 14th-century church-historian
He was a doctor of the University of Montpellier, prior of a monastery of his Order, and chaplain to Urban V, 1362.

Khieu Samphan

Khieu Samphan, Head of State of Cambodia under Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge regime
When Samphan was a young boy, Khieu Long was found guilty of corruption and sentenced to imprisonment, leaving Samphan's mother to take up a living selling fruits and vegetables in Kampong Cham Province where he grew up. Nevertheless, Samphan managed to earn a seat at the Lycée Sisowath and was able to travel to France to pursue his university studies in Economics at the University of Montpellier after which he earned a PhD at the University of Paris.

Adamantios Korais

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Adamantios Korais, a Greek scholar and a major figure in the Greek Enlightenment
Korais studied at the school of medicine of the University of Montpellier from 1782 to 1787.

Sahle-Work Zewde

Sahle-Work Zewde, is an Ethiopian politician and diplomat who is the current President of Ethiopia, the first woman to hold the office.
Born in Addis Ababa, Sahle-Work attended elementary and secondary school at Lycée Guebre-Mariam in Addis Ababa, after which she studied natural science at the University of Montpellier, France.

Raja Rao

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Raja Rao, one of three primary Indian Writers in English, awarded the Neustadt Prize in 1988.
Rao moved to the University of Montpellier in France.

List of medieval universities

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List of medieval universities