1702

Johann Adam Freiherr von Ickstatt is appointed Director of the University.

Historisches Gemälde von Johann Adam Freiherr von Ickstatt

Johann Adam von Ickstatt. During his term as Rector he carried out a radical reform of the University. | © Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften

In June 1746 Johann Adam Freiherr von Ickstatt (1702–1776) was named Director of the University in Ingolstadt by the Elector Max III. Joseph. Ickstatt had already distinguished himself as an expert in Public Law (Jus publicum), having published notable work on the subject during his time in Würzburg. As University Director in Ingolstadt, he reformed the institution in accordance with Enlightenment principles, and reorganized the Faculty of Law. Ickstatt’s reforming zeal, which he retained to the end of his life, made him one of the most important figures in the history of education in Bavaria.

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The Age of Enlightenment