Place:Altdorf bei Nürnberg, Nürnberger Land, Mittelfranken, Bayern, Germany


NameAltdorf bei Nürnberg
Alt namesAldorfsource: New Catholic Encyclopedia [online] (2002) "Frederick W. von Egloffstein." Accessed 07/25/2002.
Altdorfsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Altdorf bei Nürnbergsource: Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-6
Altdorfiumsource: Orbis Latinus (1971) p 15
Palaeocomesource: Orbis Latinus (1971) p 15
Altdorf bei Nurnberg
Coordinates49.383°N 11.367°E
Located inNürnberger Land, Mittelfranken, Bayern, Germany
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Altdorf bei Nürnberg is a town in south-eastern Germany. It is situated 25 km east of Nuremberg, in the district Nürnberger Land. Its name literally means “Altdorf near Nuremberg”, to distinguish it from other Altdorfs.


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Altdorf is first mentioned in 1129. In 1504 the town was conquered by the Free Imperial City of Nuremberg. In the 16th century, the city government of Nuremberg founded an academy in Altdorf, which became a university in 1622. The university lasted until 1809. Among the alumni of the University of Altdorf were the soldier Albrecht von Wallenstein and the philosopher and scientist Gottfried Leibniz.

Discovery of teleosaur fossils

Teleosaur remains have been known from Altdorf bei Nürnberg since 1832, but none have been placed in a specific genus yet.

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