Leiden, University of

Leiden, University of, at Leiden, the Netherlands; founded 1575 by William the Silent, Prince of Orange. It became a state institution in the 19th cent. It has faculties of theology, law, medicine, science, arts, social science, philosophy, and geography and prehistory.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

More on University of Leiden from Fact Monster:

  • Willem Einthoven - Biography of Willem Einthoven, Willem Einthoven produced the first instrument to detect the electrical activity of the heart and the first reliable electrocardiogram. His …
  • Margaret M. HECKLER - HECKLER, Margaret M. (1931—) HECKLER, Margaret M., a Representative from Massachusetts; born ...
  • Jan Swammerdam - Biography of Jan Swammerdam, The 17th-century Dutch microscopist who studied insects
  • Encyclopedia: Colleges, International - Encyclopeadia articles concerning Colleges, International.

See more Encyclopedia articles on: Colleges, International