Pieter Nicolaas Ubbo (Peter) Harting

1892 – 1970
Dutch, English, Sanskrit philology

Curriculum vitae

1892born in Batavia on January 15
1918MA Dutch linguistics, Utrecht University
1920-1924teacher University College London and the Bedford College for Women; reader Dutch studies at Oxford University
1922PhD Utrecht (Sanskrit) under the supervision of W. Caland, Utrecht University
1924-1937full professor English language and literature, and from 1933-1937 also Sanskrit, Groningen University
1937-1962full professor English language and literature, University of Amsterdam
1970died in Amsterdam on August 11

Special activities and positions

  • Chairman of the Nederlandsche Philologencongres, 1958-1966
  • Chairman of the Editorial Board of Neophilologus, 1958-1966



1922 Selections from the Baudhāyana-Gṛhyapariśiṣṭasūtra, Sankrit text, ed. with introduction and translation, Amersfoort. – PhD thesis Utrecht.