|born on||7 December 1872 at 13:30 (= 1:30 PM )|
|Place||Groningen, Netherlands, 53n1208, 6e3309|
|Timezone||LMT m6e3309 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||15°48' 16°36 Asc. 22°57'|
Dutch historian and one of the founders of modern cultural history.
After teaching history in Haarlem and lecturing in Indian literature at Amsterdam, Huizinga was professor of history first at Groningen (1905–15) and then at Leiden until 1942, when he was held as a hostage by the Nazis. He remained under open arrest until his death.
His first works dealt with Indian literature and cultures, but he established his reputation with "The Waning of the Middle Age", which examines life and thought in France and Holland in the 14th and 15th centuries. The book’s lively and well-modulated style makes it literature as well as history, as is also true of Erasmus (1924), a sympathetic study of a central intellectual figure of the 16th century.
He died on 1 February 1945, De Steeg.
Arno Müller, vol 2 quates Luc de Marre
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