Rødding Højskole - First high school in the world

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Rødding High School is the world's first high school, located in Rødding in the northern part of South Jutland. It was founded in 1844 by Christian Flor (1790-1875).

From the start it was a high school education with emphasis on both education and training. After the war in 1864 came Rødding under Prussia and Askov Highschool was established just north of Kongeåen in 1865 by Ludvig Schrøder as superintendent. Ludvig Schrøder (1836-1908) was superintendent of Rødding College 1862-1864.

Christian Flor (1792-1875) was an Danish priest, politician and high school man.

He worked a lifetime for the development and maintenance of the Danish language and Danish culture in South Jutland. Through life he achieved to become a priest, politician, teacher and high school principal. He founded Rødding High School and published the newspaper Dannevirke, a local paper for the Danish minded people in southern Denmark and northern Prussia. After the danish reunion it continued until 1972 when it was taken over by the local newspaper Jydske Tidende.
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