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Born c. 28 October 1466(1466-10-28)
Rotterdam or Gouda, Burgundian Netherlands
Died 12 Julie 1536(1536-07-12) (aged 69)
Basel, Auld Swiss Confederacy
Ither names Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus, Erasmus o Rotterdam
Alma mater Queens' College, Cambridge
Collège de Montaigu, Paris
Varsity o Turin
Era Renaissance filosofie
Region Wastren filosofie
Institutions Varsity o Leuven
Main interests
Christian filosofie
Renaissance humanism
Notable ideas
Erasmian pronunciation

Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus (28 October 1466[1][2] – 12 Julie 1536), kent as Erasmus or Erasmus o Rotterdam,[note 1] wis a Dutch/Netherlandish Renaissance humanist, Catholic priest, social creetic, teacher, an theologian.

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  1. Erasmus wis his baptismal name, gien efter St. Erasmus o Formiae. Desiderius wis a sel-adoptit addeetional name, which he uised frae 1496. The Roterodamus wis a scholarly name meanin "frae Rotterdam", tho the Laitin genitive would be Roterdamensis.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Gleason, John B. "The Birth Dates of John Colet and Erasmus of Rotterdam: Fresh Documentary Evidence," Renaissance Quarterly, The University of Chicago Press on behalf of the Renaissance Society of America, Vol. 32, No. 1 (Spring, 1979), pp. 73–76;
  2. Harry Vredeveld, "The Ages of Erasmus and the Year of his Birth", Renaissance Quarterly, Vol. 46, No. 4 (Winter, 1993), pp. 754–809,