Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

university in Munich, Germany

Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (also referred to as LMU or the University of Munich, in German: Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München) is a public research university located in Munich, Germany. The University of Munich is Germany's sixth-oldest university in continuous operation. Originally established in Ingolstadt in 1472 by Duke Ludwig IX of Bavaria-Landshut, the university was moved in 1800 to Landshut by King Maximilian I of Bavaria when Ingolstadt was threatened by the French, before being relocated to its present-day location in Munich in 1826 by King Ludwig I of Bavaria. In 1802, the university was officially named Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität by King Maximilian I of Bavaria in his as well as the university's original founder's honour.The University of Munich is associated with 42 Nobel laureates (as of October 2019). Among these were Wilhelm Röntgen, Max Planck, Werner Heisenberg, Otto Hahn and Thomas Mann. Pope Benedict XVI was also a student and professor at the university. The LMU has recently been conferred the title of "University of Excellence" under the German Universities Excellence Initiative. LMU is currently the second-largest university in Germany in terms of student population; in the winter semester of 2015/2016, the university had a total of 51,025 matriculated students. Of these, 8,671 were freshmen while international students totalled 7,812 or almost 15% of the student population. As for operating budget, the university records in 2017 a total of 682.0 million euros in funding without the university hospital; with the university hospital, the university has a total funding amounting to approximately 1.8 billion euros.
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Frank Wedekind

German playwright

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Spring Awakening

play by Frank Wedekind

author: Frank Wedekind

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Tod und Teufel

1906 play written by Frank Wedekind

author: Frank Wedekind

1906

Fritz Schwigerling oder Der Liebestrank

1899 play written by Frank Wedekind

author: Frank Wedekind

1899

Earth Spirit

tragedy by Frank Wedekind

author: Frank Wedekind

1895

Der Tantenmörder

literary work

author: Frank Wedekind

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Ian Fleming

English author, journalist and naval intelligence officer

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Max Weber

German sociologist, philosopher, and political economist

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Lion Feuchtwanger

German writer

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Benedict XVI

265th Pope of the Catholic Church

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