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Sorbonne, THE, was a theological institution founded in the University of Paris in 1252 by Robert de Sarbonne, chaplain of Louis IX. It was intended for secular priests, who there studied and taught theology, and its members gained a great reputation, so that the Sorbonne had much influence in the ecclesiastical and social world. It was suppressed and disendowed at the Revolution, but was afterwards revived. The building, which still retains the name, now belongs to the theologlcal faculty of the university.