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Science and education 1750 up to 1800

University in Bützow 1780

New school regulations were introduced for domanial schools in Mecklenburg-Schwerin in 1771. There should be teaching for six hours every day in winter and for a “few days” in summer (due to field work). The knights themselves decided upon the need for teaching.

In 1760 a university was founded in Bützow with ducal professors and 50 to 90 students. The professors paid by the cities stayed in Rostock. Bützow University was closed again in 1789.

Zeichnung für das neue Hauptgebäude der Universität Greifswald 1754
Drawing for the new main building of the University of Greifswald, 1754

The first part of the Patriotische Beyträge zur Kenntniß und Aufnahme des Schwedischen Pommern (patriotic articles on the apprehension and mapping of Swedish Pomerania) is published in 1784. The author, Johann David von Reichenbach, condemns the practice of serfdom.