Cornelius Petrus Tiele (1830-1902)

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Leiden, The Netherlands

Famous for

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).

Researcher in Leiden


Today in Leiden

Tiele Hall, the main section in the University Library where the reservation desk is situated, Tiele Collection.

Last Modified: 20-12-2011