The Academia Istropolitana, the first humanist university in the former Hungarian kingdom, was founded in Bratislava by King Matthias Corvinus
Academia Istropolitana was the the first university of human science to be founded in the former Kingdom on Hungary. The University was founded in 1465 in Bratislava by King Matthias Corvinus and it had a great meaning for the development and propagation of humanism in Hungary. Most of its teachers are well-known, among them belonged also Johannes Muller Regiomontanus (1436-1476). He was a famous European teacher who taught of the heliocentric theory even 100 years before Galileo. The building is currently housing the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava. The University stopped being active after the death of the King Matthias Corvinus in 1490 and the building was given to the Bratislava priory and canonry.