Eduard Maurits Meijers (1880-1954)

Subject Fields

Law (Civil Law)


Born

Den Helder, The Netherlands

Famous for

His immense contribution to the New Civil Code for which he is often referred to as the "father of the Dutch Civil Code". During the German occupation, his Jewish heritage made him a leading example of the protest of Leiden University against the dismissal of Jewish lecturers, in which the bold protest speech of his college Cleveringa played a significant role.

Researcher in Leiden

1910-1954

Today in Leiden

Meijers Institute

Last Modified: 18-05-2010