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Vilnius University Est. 1579



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The Old Campus in the Old town – Rectorate building. On April 1st, 1579 the King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania Stephen Bathory issues a royal charter recognizing the Jesuit College into a university

The Old Campus in the Old town – Rector’s Office and former Astronomical Observatory building (right) and the Central Library building (left) with the Central Library Courtyard in front of the buildings

The History Facutly building (left) and the Central Library building (right) with the arched gates to Mikalojus Dukša Courtyard (left) and Mathias Casimir Sarbievius Courtyard (forward). The Old Campus of the university has 13 courtyards


All photos are copyrighted by Vladislav B. Sotirovic

© Vladislav B. Sotirovic 2018

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