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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Harvard_University

With some 17,000 Puritans migrating to New England by 1636, Harvard was founded in anticipation of the need for training clergy for the new commonwealth, a "church in the wilderness". Harvard was established in 1636 by vote of the Great and General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. In 1638, the school received ...

www.harvard.edu/about-harvard/harvard-glance/history

Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States, established in 1636 by vote of the Great and General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. It was named after the College's first benefactor, the young minister John Harvard of Charlestown, who upon his death in 1638 left his library and half his ...

www.harvard.edu/about-harvard/harvard-glance/history/historical-facts

1607, John Harvard, the College's future namesake and first benefactor, was baptized at St. Saviour's Church (now Southwark Cathedral), London. 1635, John Harvard received his M.A. from Cambridge University, England. 1636, First College in American colonies founded. The “Great and General Court of the Governor ...

www3.nd.edu/~rbarger/www7/harvard.html

Harvard College was established in 1636 by vote of the Great and General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony and was named for its first benefactor, John ... the College offered a classic academic course based on the English university model but consistent with the prevailing Puritan philosophy of the first colonists.

www.allabouthistory.org/history-of-harvard.htm

History of Harvard. History of Harvard – Puritan Foundation The history of Harvard University begins in 1630, when the Puritans settled Boston and immediately made plans for the establishment of a college to train ministers of the gospel. Harvard was officially born in 1636 and took up John 17:3 as its first goal: “And this is ...

www.founderspatriots.org/articles/mass_education.php

As recounted by Historian General James A. Williams, the Puritans who came from England to the Bay Colony in the early 1600s established a vigorous educational ... Old Harvard College This view shows Old Harvard College from the yard. The Puritan Influence Massachusetts Bay in this respect represented a somewhat ...

www.celebrateboston.com/cambridge/harvard-college-founded.htm

Harvard University college was founded in 1636, just six years after Boston was settled and the first college in English America. ... corporeal punishment on the students; and this Eaton, besides half starving his scholars, pummeled them so outrageously that even the stern Puritans of that severe age could not endure it.

www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Harvard_University

Aug 4, 2017 ... Harvard was established under church sponsorship, with the intention of training clergy so that the Puritan colony would not have to rely on immigrant ..... Harvard College, the university's undergraduate portion (1636); The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (organized 1872); The Harvard Division of ...

www.worldbook.com/blog/This-Week-in-History-Harvard-University-was-founded-in-1636

Nov 2, 2015 ... Harvard University was founded at Newtowne (now Cambridge), Massachusetts, on Oct. 28, 1636, just 16 years after the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth. ... The Massachusetts legislative assembly initially founded Harvard as New College, a school for educating clergymen. ... Harvard was a Puritan minister.