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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Desiderius Erasmus - Works
... Praise of Folly The first tome or volume of the Paraphrase of Erasmus vpon the newe testamente A playne and godly Exposytion or Declaration of the Commune Crede A handbook on manners for children ...
List Of Liberal Theorists - "Humanism" - Desiderius Erasmus
... Desiderius Erasmus (Netherlands, 1466–1536) was an advocate of the doctrine now known as humanism, critic of entrenched interests, irrationality and superstition ...

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