Christiaan Snouck Hurgronje (1857-1936)

Subject Fields

Arabic and Islamic studies, Theology

Born

Oosterhout, The Netherlands

Famous for

Being one of the first Westerners to make the pilgrimage to Mecca against the rules of Islam (no access to non-Islamic), being the official advisor for the Dutch government on colonial affairs, wrote more than 1,400 papers in particular about the position of Islam in the Dutch East Indies and the colonial civil service and nationalism.

Researcher in Leiden

1889-1927

Today in Leiden

Snouck Hurgronje House, where Hurgronje lived, Rapenburg 61 (today the LUF Leiden University Fund).

Last Modified: 03-11-2008