Tobias Michael Carel Asser
(April 28, 1838 – July 29, 1913) was a Dutch
lawyer and legal scholar of Jewish background. In 1911, he was cowinner (with Alfred Hermann Fried
) of the Nobel Peace Prize
for his role in the formation of the Permanent Court of Arbitration at the first Hague peace conference (1899).
Asser was born on April 28, 1838 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. He was the son of Carel Daniel Asser (1813-85), and grandson of Carel Asser (1780-1836). He studied law at the University of Amsterdam and Leiden University and was law professor at the University of Amsterdam. Asser died on July 29, 1913 in The Hague, Netherlands, aged 75.