Theveste was founded towards the close of the 1st century A.D.
Having obtained a papal bull, he founded it by deed of the 12th of June 1458, converting the hospital into a college with a president and six fellows, to which college two days later Magdalen Hall surrendered itself and its possessions, its members being incorporated into "the New College of St Mary Magdalen."
The foundation is commonly dated from this year and not from 1448, when Magdalen Hall was founded, though if not dated from 1448 it surely dates from 1458, when that hall and St John's Hospital were converted into Magdalen College.
The university, founded in 1869, built mainly of basalt, has schools of arts, medicine, chemistry and mineralogy.
The European system was already founded; all that remained was to organize it.