The University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne is a French university, in the Academy of Reims. It was officially established in 1967, as the successor of Rheims University, one of the most important European universities of the Middle Ages, which was established in 1548 and closed in 1793.
The University of Reims was created in 1548, thanks to the Cardinal of Lorraine, who intervened with the Pope Paul III. The 'Collège des Bons-Enfants' catholic school thus became a university, starting teaching the arts, theology, law and medicine. Closed in 1793 during the French Revolution, the university experienced an almost total eclipse period for a century and a half, and only reappeared in the sixties.
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