1472 Gründung der Universität Duke Ludwig IX the Wealthy of Bavaria-Landshut founds Bavaria’s first university in Ingolstadt.

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Having obtained a Papal brief from Pius II, Duke Ludwig IX (the Wealthy) of Bavaria-Landshut founds the first university in the Bavarian heartlands (Altbayern) in Ingolstadt. The official inauguration took place on 26 June 1472, but the institution (die Hohe Schule zu Ingolstadt) had received its first students in March of that year. As well as the Duke himself, many eminent guests attended the opening ceremony, including the learned counsellor Dr. Martin Mair, who was the principal speaker.