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In regione caecorum rex est luscus. - Adagia (III, IV, 96)
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Erasmus on His Times: A Shortened Version of the 'Adages' of Erasmus (1967 edition), Cambridge University Press - ISBN: 9780521094139
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Variant: "One nail drives out another; and Custom is overcome by Custom" - From: "All the Familiar Colloquies of Desiderius Erasmus, of Roterdam, Concerning Men, Manners, and Things" (J.J. and P. Knapton, 1733), p. 476


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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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