Cornelius Petrus Tiele (1830-1902)
Leiden, The Netherlands
His great influence on the comparative study of religion; is referred to as the father of religious studies as an academic discipline, a number of valuable works on the history of religion: most important being his Outlines of the History of Religion (1876, tr. 1877).
Tiele Hall, the main section in the University Library where the reservation desk is situated, Tiele Collection.