Desiderius Erasmus

Desiderius Erasmus

Born: October 28, 1466

Died: July 12, 1536

Nationality: Dutch

Occupation: Philosopher

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

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Source/Notes: Letter to Christian Northoff (1497), as translated in Collected Works of Erasmus (1974), p. 115

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