The Quatercentenary of the University of Coimbra

  title={The Quatercentenary of the University of Coimbra},
  author={Frederick George Donnan},
  • F. Donnan
  • Published 1 January 1938
  • History
  • Nature
THE beautiful old city of Coimbra, the ancient capital of the kingdom of Portugal from the time of King Afonso Henriques to that of King Afonso III, rises picturesquely from the banks of the Mondego River and is crowned by the historic buildings of its university. The first centre of higher learning in Portugal, the first "Estudo geral", was established at Lisbon in March 1290 by King Diniz, but was later brought to the capital at Coimbra (in 1308). Twice transferred back in the fourteenth… 
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