The University of Naples 

Frederick II of Hohenstaufen, grandson of Frederick I “Redbeard” and son of Costanza d’Altavilla, King of Sicily and Holy Roman Emperor established the University of Naples as the Universitas Studiorum with an Imperial Charter, on 5 June 1224.

The School of Engineering

The School of Engineering of the University of Naples Federico II has its roots in the École d'Application des Ponts et Chaussées, founded in Naples by Joachim Murat, King of Naples, General and brother-in-law of Napoléon Bonaparte, on 4 March 1811.