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by Skipka

Favorite thing: Academia Istropolitana
a national cultural monument. It is made up of a complex of late-Gothic buildings with renaissance elements. This was the seat of the first university in Slovakia - the Academia Istropolitana, founded in 1465 by the old Hungarian ruler Matthias Corvinus. It probably had four faculties - that of theology, law, medicine and arts. Outstanding scholars were on the teaching staff. Professor J.M.Regiomontanus had to his credit the first successful attempt with a flying device in 1467 when his mechanical eagle moved its wings in front of the premises of Academia Istropolitana and flew over a distance of 400 m. The university ceased to exist some time after the death of its founder. Recently there is a University of Visual Arts.

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  • Written Jun 19, 2003
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