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Domaine de Vassal

Field office or grape herbarium of the university Montpellier; look there.

Capital of the southern French region Languedoc-Roussillon in the department Hérault near the Mediterranean coast. In 1289, Pope Nicholas IV (1227-1292) founded Quia Sapientia, a university with the disciplines of medicine, theology, law and philosophy. This developed into a high-level intellectual center. Among other things, the famous doctor taught here Arnaldus de Villanova (1240-1311). In 1872, the École Nationale Supérieur Agronomique was founded as a branch of the university. The reason for the foundation was due to the two mildews and the phylloxera caused catastrophe in French viticulture. Also Jules Émile Planchon (1823-1888), who was finally able to identify the phylloxera in 1868 as the cause of the mysterious planting of the vine, worked here as a professor of botany. Today, the Department of Viticulture is one of the world's most important Wine-producing institutions,

Montpellier - Bull of Pope Nicholas IV and University (Faculty of Medicine)

The first leader was Professor Gustave LE Foex (1844-1906). He dealt intensively with American vines and experimented extensively with rain-resistant documents, Thus he justified the special position of the...

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