By : Victoria Hwang
What is "Sorbonne"?
- Sorbonne, is a well-known edifice which is located in Paris, France.
- Today, it represents a University which was built a long time ago during the 13th century.
- It is a building of the Latin Quarter which represents the former, "Sorbonne".
- This building is the "inheritance" of the old building of Sorbonne.
- This architecture was a university made essentially for theology students who were poor and could not afford to pay for college.
- Since the 13th century, the name "Sorbonne", was known as one of many distinguished places of culture, science, and arts.
- Sorbonne was founded originally by Robert de Sorbonne in 1253.
What Does It Look Like?
- Sorbonne is not very tall, but extremely wide.
- It has fountains and rows of green trees decorating the front.
- On the piece of architecture, there are little angels/religious creatures that are carved into these tan/gray walls. (This is because the school was cultural and religious)
- There is a huge dome with a cross parked at the top of the building.
- This piece of history is one of the first universities in the world!
- This is believed to be one, if not the most important medieval universities in the world!
- This structure is divided into 13 different schools!
- As you can see, the school is named after its founder, "Robert de Sorbonne".
- Sorbonne is also known as "the University of Paris."
- Their library is the largest library in Paris holding up to 300 seats total!