Learned society  

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"Let no one ignorant of geometry enter" --Plato

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A learned society is an organization that exists to promote an academic discipline.

Some of the oldest learned societies are the Académie des Jeux floraux (founded 1323), [[Sodalitas Litterarum Vistulana (founded 1488), Accademia della Crusca (founded 1583), Accademia dei Lincei (founded 1603), Académie Française (founded 1635), German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina (founded 1652), Royal Society (founded 1660) and French Academy of Sciences (founded 1666).

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