keskiviikko 24. elokuuta 2016

Catholic University library, Leuven

Catholic University library, Leuven, Belgium

The library building was designed by Whitney Warren and built from 1921–1928. 
The Catholic University of Leuven was considered the largest, oldest and most prominent university in Belgium. 

The University of Leuven was founded in 1425 by Pope Martin V as the first university in the Low Countries, and soon became one of the largest and well-known universities in Europe.
Some of the scholars and lecturers associated with the university were the humanist Desiderius Erasmus (1466-1536), the cartographer Gerardus Mercator (1512-1594), whose map projection is still in use, Andreas Vesalius (1514-1564), one of the founders of modern anatomy, and many more.

This card comes from Marie-Paule, Belgium
Distance: 1,669 km
Travel time: 9 days

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