Who is Desiderius Erasmus?

  • (noun): Dutch humanist and theologian who was the leading Renaissance scholar of northern Europe; although his criticisms of the Church led to the Reformation, he opposed violence and condemned Martin Luther (1466-1536).
    Synonyms: Erasmus, Gerhard Gerhards, Geert Geerts

Desiderius Erasmus

Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus (28 October 1466 – 12 July 1536), known as Erasmus of Rotterdam, was a Dutch Renaissance humanist, Catholic priest, social critic, teacher, and theologian.

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    Nature, more of a stepmother than a mother in several ways, has sown a seed of evil in the hearts of mortals, especially in the more thoughtful men, which makes them dissatisfied with their own lot and envious of another’s.
    Desiderius Erasmus (c. 1466–1536)

    This type of man who is devoted to the study of wisdom is always most unlucky in everything, and particularly when it comes to procreating children; I imagine this is because Nature wants to ensure that the evils of wisdom shall not spread further throughout mankind.
    —Desiderius Erasmus (c. 1466–1536)