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Sorbonne

1560, from Sorbon, place name in the Ardennes. Theological college in Paris founded by Robert de Sorbon (1201-1274), chaplain and confessor of Louis IX. As an academic institution, most influential 16c.-17c., suppressed during the Revolution.

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Definitions of Sorbonne from WordNet

Sorbonne (n.)
a university in Paris; intellectual center of France;
Synonyms: Paris University / University of Paris
From wordnet.princeton.edu