Corporate Body - Colegio de León (Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, España)

Colegio de León (Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, España)

Identification

Type:

Corporate Body

Preferred form:

Colegio de León (Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, España)Other forms

Fechas de Existencia:

from 1586 to 1843

History:

This school, better known as the School of Leon, was founded in 1586 by Francisco Trujillo, Leon's bishop, during the Council of Trent. This period alluded to the creation of learning centers to delve in the study of Theology of the diocesan priests. It was given 6 scholarships to provide lodging and food for 8 years to 6 poor students of Arts and Theology that won less than 100 ducats per year. One of them was used for the students of Leon's bishopric, other for the ones born in Siguenza's bishopric, and the remaining 4 were for the ones in Old Castile. The Abbot of the College was a benefactor. These scholarships increased until they were 16. However, the lack of control on the incomes given by the founder made difficult the School's maintenance. In 1780, after the reform of the rector Díaz de Rojas, it was incorporated to the School of Malaga, becoming inoperative on its teaching functions in 1836. It was abolished for good in 1843.

Sources

Alonso Marañón, Pedro Manuel, Manuel y Francisco Javier Casado Arboníes, El Concilio de Trento y los colegios de las Naciones de la Universidad de Alcalá de Henares (1586-1843). Madrid, 2004. En esta obra se dedican 3 capítulos al Colegio de León (p.143-197) y se reproducen sus Constituciones (p.201-225)

MARAÑON, alonso et al: El Concilio de Trento y los colegios de las Naciones de la Universidad de Alcalá de Henares (1586-1843). Madrid, 2004.

Related Authorities

Universidad de Alcalá (1499-1836, Madrid, España)  ( Es miembro de )

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