Collegium Nobilium in Warsaw New Town


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Collegium Nobilium
The Collegium Nobilium was built between 1743-1754. It was a school founded by Stanisław Konarski for the sons of the nobility. The school existed until 1832 and was one of the predecessors of Warsaw University.

Some of its most famous students are: bishop of Smoleńsk, Adam Naruszewicz; writer and politician, Tadeusz Mostowski; and deputy Stanisław Kostka Potocki. In the 19th century the school moved to Żoliborz. The building was then transformed into a field hospital for Napoleon's army. The building was destroyed during the Warsaw Uprising by a Canadian plane which was shot down and fell into it. Between 1950-1956 it was rebuilt and today it is the Aleksander Zelwerowicz Theatre Academy and the Collegium Nobilium Theatre School, which organizes the International Theatre School Festival, open to the public.

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