Definition of Sorbonne
1. Noun. A university in Paris; intellectual center of France.
Generic synonyms: University
Group relationships: Capital Of France, City Of Light, French Capital, Paris
Definition of Sorbonne
1. Proper noun. A building in Paris that houses several universities and schools ¹
2. Proper noun. The historic University of Paris that used to be located there ¹
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Literary usage of Sorbonne
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Paris and Environs with Routes from London to Paris: Handbook for Travellers by Karl Baedeker (Firm) (1900)
"The Sorbonne (PI. R, 19; V), a building erected in 1629 by Cardinal Richelieu for the Theological Faculty of the University of Paris, is now mainly devoted ..."
2. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1911)
"In the Sorbonne itself the course was threefold: reading and interpretation ... A most important part of the Sorbonne was its library, founded by Robert and ..."
3. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by Charles Anderson Dana (1876)
"Robert also founded near the college a preparatory seminary called " the little Sorbonne," which was destroyed in 1635, when the present church ..."
4. Paris and Environs with Routes from London to Paris: Handbook for Travellers by Karl Baedeker, Karl Baedeker (Firm) (1900)
"Beyond, in the Rue des Ecoles, rises the façade of the new Sorbonne (see ... The Sorbonne was originally a kind of hostel founded by Robert de Sorben, ..."
5. Paris and Environs, with Routes from London to Paris: Handbook for Travellers by Karl Baedeker (Firm) (1896)
"Sorbonne. Collège de France. Bibliothèque Bte. Geneviève. St. Etienne- du-Mont. Ascending the Rue de la Sorbonne, opposite to the entrance to the Hôtel de ..."
6. Paris and Environs: With Routes from London to Paris; Handbook for Travellers by Karl Baedeker (Firm) (1891)
"Ascending the Rue de la Sorbonne, opposite to the entrance to the Hôtel de Cluny, we see in front of us the new buildings of the Sorbonne. The Sorbonne (PI. ..."
7. The Reformation by George Park Fisher (1906)
"He established the college of " the three languages," in defiance of the Sorbonne. The Faculty of Theology, and the Parliament, found in the King and court ..."