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Desiderius Erasmus
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In Latin: "In regione caecorum rex est luscus." - Adagia (first published 1500, with numerous expanded editions through 1536), Book III, Century IV, No. 96
Desiderius Erasmus
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Variant: "Mankind was shaped by an artisan — it is appropriate that it should be redeemed by an artisan." From: "Collected Works of Erasmus - Paraphrase on Mark" (University of Toronto Press, 1988), p. 75, Chapter 6, "Mark 6:1-2 / LB VII 200"
Desiderius Erasmus
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Variant translation: "... and the good Part of speaking well, is to lie cleverly." - Colloquies (1518)
Desiderius Erasmus
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The Adages of Erasmus (2001 edition), University of Toronto Press - ISBN: 9780802048745


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Born: October 28, 1466

Died: July 12, 1536 (aged 69)

Nationality: Dutch

Occupation: Philosopher

Bio: Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus, known as Erasmus of Rotterdam, was a Dutch Renaissance humanist, Catholic priest, social critic, teacher, and theologian.

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