Desiderius Erasmus

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  • Desiderius Erasmus
    • Who was he?
      • Illegitimate son of a priest
      • Probably born in 1466 in Rotterdam
      • Ordained in 1492
      • Studied in Paris
      • From 1499, he adopted the life of an independent scholar
        • Moved from the city to city tutoring, lecturing and corresponding with thinkers all over Eur
    • Writing
      • He began writing in roughly 1500
      • He wrote on both theological ad secular subjects
    • The Praise of Folie
      • 1509
      • It was dedicated to his English friend Thomas More
      • It advocated a return to a more simple Christianity.
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