Cornelius Petrus Tiele (1830-1902)

Subject Fields

Theology


Born

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

1877-1902

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