A city of southwest Netherlands northeast of The Hague. Dating from Roman times, Leiden has had an important textile industry since the 1500s. Its university, founded in 1575, was a noted center for the study of theology, science, and medicine in the 1600s and 1700s.
City in W Netherlands.
A city in South Holland on the Old Rhine, seat of a famous Dutch university.
Origin of leiden
From Latin Lugdunum Batavorum (although the modern site is that of Roman Matilo, confused with modern Katwijk)
Leiden Sentence Examples
For about a year he studied at Leiden, paying special attention to philosophy and Greek.
In the following year he was appointed successor to the celebrated Perizonius, who had held the chair of history, Greek language and eloquence at Leiden.
Bosscha, Het Leven van Willem den Tweede, Koning der Nederlanden, 1793-1849 (Amsterdam, 1852); P. Blok, Geschiedenis der Nederlandsche Volk (Leiden, 1908).
Among these towns were Franeker in Friesland, Harderwyk, Deventer, Utrecht, Leiden, Amersfoort, Amsterdam, Leeuwarden in Friesland.
In 1647 the difficulties that had arisen at Utrecht were repeated on a smaller scale at Leiden.