FYI February 27, 2020

On This Day

425 – The University of Constantinople is founded by Emperor Theodosius II at the urging of his wife Aelia Eudocia.
The Imperial University of Constantinople, sometimes known as the University of the Palace Hall of Magnaura (Greek: Πανδιδακτήριον τῆς Μαγναύρας), was an Eastern Roman educational institution that could trace its corporate origins to 425 AD, when the emperor Theodosius II founded the Pandidakterion (Byzantine Greek: Πανδιδακτήριον).[1]

The Pandidakterion was refounded in 1046[2] by Constantine IX Monomachos who created the Departments of Law (Διδασκαλεῖον τῶν Νόμων) and Philosophy (Γυμνάσιον).[3]

At the time various economic schools, colleges, polytechnics, libraries and fine arts academies also operated in the city of Constantinople.



Born On This Day

1859 – Bertha Pappenheim, Austrian-German activist and author (d. 1936)
Bertha Pappenheim (February 27, 1859 – May 28, 1936) was an Austrian-Jewish feminist, a social pioneer, and the founder of the Jewish Women’s Association (Jüdischer Frauenbund). Under the pseudonym Anna O., she was also one of Josef Breuer’s best documented patients because of Freud’s writing on Breuer’s case.




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