Vast numbers of popes, scientists, intellectuals and royalty were educated at the University of Paris.
In 1793, during the French Revolution period, the university was closed and by Item-27 of the Revolutionary Convention, the college endowments and buildings were sold.
Stephen, third Abbot of Cîteaux; Robert d'Arbrissel, founder of the Abbey of Fontevrault etc.
Three other men who added prestige to the schools of Notre-Dame and Ste-Geneviève were William of Champeaux, Abélard, and Peter Lombard.
These two schools attracted scholars from every country and produced many illustrious men, among whom were: St.
Stanislaus of Szczepanów, Bishop of Kraków; Gebbard, Archbishop of Salzburg; St.
Albans) and his acceptance into "the fellowship of the elect Masters" there in about 1170, and it is known that Pope Innocent III completed his studies there in 1182 at the age of 21.
The first renowned professor at the school of Ste-Geneviève was Hubold, who lived in the tenth century.
, one of its buildings), was a university in Paris, France, from around 1150 to 1793, and from 1806 to 1970.
Emerging around 1150 as a corporation associated with the cathedral school of Notre Dame de Paris, it was considered the second-oldest university in Europe.
The other two were ancient but did not have much visibility in the early centuries.
The glory of the palatine school doubtless eclipsed theirs, until it completely gave way to them.