Erasmus of Rotterdam
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Erasmus, Desiderius; Dutch Humanist, theo-logian, philosopher and philologist. Born Rotterdam 27/28. 10. 1466 (probably correctly as in [29], rather than 1467 or 1469), died Basel 11/12. 7. 1536. School 1478–1487 at Deventer (chapter school of St. Lebuin); from 1484, after his mother’s death, at ’ s-Hertogenbosch (school of the Brethren of the Common Life). 1487–1488 entered canon…

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Laureys, Marc, “Erasmus of Rotterdam”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 6 : History of classical Scholarship - A Biographical Dictionary, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2014). Original German-language edition: Geschichte der Altertumswissenschaften: Biographisches Lexikon. Herausgegeven von Peter Kuhlmann und Helmuth Schneider. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 6. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2012). Consulted online on 21 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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