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The Academy of Sedan was modeled on the Academy of Geneva (which is today the University of Geneva), which was founded by John Calvin in 1559. It was organized by the efforts of Françoise de Bourbon-Vendôme, Princess of Sedan, daughter of Louis III de Bourbon, Duke of Montpensier and wife of Henri-Robert de La Marck, Prince of Sedan (the first Prince of Sedan) in 1579. It was initially known as the College of Sedan (Collège de Sedan). In 1601, the National Synod of the Reformed Church of France, meeting in Jargeau, voted to transform the College of Sedan into its Academy for the training of pastors. The Academy of Sedan was suppressed in 1681 as part of Louis XIV's anti-Protestant measures that would climax in the 1685 Edict of Fontainebleau.

Famous ProfessorsEdit

Before the Organization of the AcademyEdit

Professors of Law (one chair)Edit

Professors of Greek (one or two chairs depending on the time)Edit

Professors of Hebrew (one chair)Edit

Professors of Theology (three chairs)Edit

Professors of Philosophy (two chairs)Edit

Professors of Rhetoric (Latin) (one chair)Edit

Professors of Mathematics (one chair)Edit

Professors of Physics (one chair)Edit

Directors of Military ExercisesEdit

  • De Saint-Martin 1613
  • Du Gast 1680
  • Baron 1681
  • Legrand 1681-1685
  • also influential was the engineer Jean Errard, who taught in the military academy

Famous AlumniEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Charles Peyran, Histoire de l'ancienne Académie réformée de Sedan, thèse présentée à la faculté de théologie protestante, 22 juin 1846, Strasbourg : Veuve Berger-Levrault, 1846 [1], 58 p.
  • Extraits de la Chronique du Père Norbert concernant le Collège de Sedan, dans Revue historiques des Ardennes, Mézières : Edmond Sénemaud/impr. F. Dervin, 1867, vol.5, pp. 39–64 [2], puis pp. 166–187 [3]
  • Pierre-Daniel Bourchenin, Étude sur les académies protestantes en France au XVIe et au XVIIe siècle (Paris: Grassart, 1882).
  • Pierre Congar, Jean Lecaillon et Jacques Rousseau, Sedan et le pays sedanais, vingt siècles d’histoire (Paris: Guénégaud, 1969; Marseille: Laffitte Reprints, 1978)

This article was based on this article on French Wikipedia.