Herman Theodoor Colenbrander

Herman Theodoor Colenbrander (13 December 1871 in Drachten 8 October 1945 in Leiden) was a Dutch historian, the first director of the Commissie van Advies voor 's Rijks Geschiedkundige Publicatiën, which has become the Institute of Dutch History.[1]

In 1908 he became member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.[2]

Between 1918 and 1925 he worked as a History professor at Leiden University, where his subject was "The history of the Dutch East Indies and Communications Techniques" (de "geschiedenis van Nederlandsch-Indië en de geschiedenis van de methode der zending"). In 1925 the university promoted him to the Professorship in National History.


  1. "COLENBRANDER, Herman Theodoor (1871-1945)", a biography at the Institute of Dutch History website
  2. "H.T. Colenbrander (1871 - 1945)". Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 26 July 2015.

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