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Prof. J. P. Kuenen

Nature volume 110, pages 673674 (18 November 1922) | Download Citation



THE unexpected death of Dr. Johannes Petrus Kuenen on September 25, having taken away from the University of Leyden in the full vigour of life a beloved professor, who only a few days before was invested with the dignity of Rector Magnificus, means a heavy blow to his many friends and in particular to myself. Kuenen returned to Leyden sixteen years ago, and since that time I shared with him the laboratory where he was one of my first pupils. He was born in 1866 and matriculated in 1884 in Leyden, where his father, the celebrated critic of the Old Testament, was then professor. By a life of idealism according to a tradition handed down from father to son he fulfilled the expectations which he then awakened.

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