Rostock University seal 1419 Rostock University seal 1419

Science and education 1400 up to 1450

region Mecklenburg

Rostock University was founded in 1419 during the heyday of the Hanseatic League. It had the classic faculties representing legal, medical, religious and artistic subjects. Academic schools in larger towns and cities prepared the sons of wealthy citizens for university.

region Western Pomerania

Private scriptoria in the seafaring cities are open to the sons of tradesmen, where they acquire extensive skills in reading, writing and arithmetic. Sons of the cities' paupers attend small private schools and primary schools to receive teaching in reading, writing and Low German.