Pub. date: 2008 | Online Pub. Date: September 15, 2008 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412963954 | Print ISBN: 9781412959087 | Online ISBN: 9781412963954| Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
THE UNIVERSITY OF BONN, also known as Bonn University, is located in Bonn, Germany. It is a public research university with international collaborations, and is called in German Rheinische Friedrich—Wilhelms—Universität Bonn . It is one of Germany's largest universities, boasting famous intellectuals among its alumni, including Friedrich Nietzsche and Karl Marx. In 1818 Frederick William III of Prussia (Fried—rich Wilhelm in German) founded a new institution at Bonn to provide a university for the Rhineland area of Germany. The old university at Bonn had been founded in 1777 but was shut down during the French occupation of the Rhineland. Frederick William wanted to open a nonsectarian university with schools of both Roman Catholic and ...