HUIZINGA, Johan

HUIZINGA, Johan. Groningen 7.12.1872 — De Steeg, Gelderland 1.2.1945. Dutch Student of Indology, then Famous Historian. Professor in Leiden. Son of Dirk H., a Professor of Physiology, and Jacoba Tonkens. After school in Groningen studies there in 1891-97, also Indology at Leipzig. Ph.D. 1897 in Dutch literature (but diss. on Indology, under Speyer). In 1897-1905 school-teacher in Haarlem. In 1903-05 Docent of Oud-Indische litt.- en cultuurgesch. at Amsterdam. In 1905-15 Professor of History (Geschiedenis) at Groningen, in 1915-41 same at Leiden. In the 1930s he spoke and wrote against Fascism and 1942 against Nazis and was then held by them in detention until his death.

Publications: diss. De vidûsaka in het Indisch tooneel. 155 p. Groningen 1897.

Van den vogel charadrius. 17 p. VKNAW 5:3. Amsterdam 1903; “Over eenige euphemismen in het Oud-Indischen”, Album Kern 1903, 97-99.

large and famous scholarly work on European history.

Sources: Wie is dat? 1935; Groote Winkler Prins 7th ed. vol. 9; Wikipedia with photo.

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