Goettingen (or GötTingen)

Goettingen (or Göttingen), a town of Prussia, with 12,674 inhabitants (in 1864). It is the neat of a celebrated German university (Georgia Augusta), wbich was founded in 1733 by king George II of England, and opened in 1737, and which numbered, in 1868; 106 teachers and 805 students. The library of the university contains over 360,000 volummes and 5000 MSS. Among the best-known theological professors of the university belong Gieseler (q.v), Lttcke (q.v.), and Eusald. See Pütter, Versuch einer akadem. Gelehrtengesch. des Universität Göttingen (2 volumes, Goett. 1765-88; continued by Saalfeld, Hamb. 1820; and by Osterley, Goett. 1838). (A.J.S.)

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