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Desiderius Erasmus, the Dutch humanist, was born in Rotterdam, probably on 28 October 1466. He was the illegitimate son of a physician's daughter and a man who later became a monk. He was born Gerrit Gerritszoon but later adopted the name by which he is known. He attended the school of the Brothers of the Common Life in Deventer.

Read more about Erasmus:


The life of Erasmus, Essay by Andrew Skidmore


The history guide, Desiderius Erasmus, 1466-1536


Erasmus on wikipedia

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