Desiderius Erasmus


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Desiderius Erasmus Dutch humanist and theologian who was the leading Renaissance scholar of northern Europe; although his criticisms of the Roman Catholic Church led to the Reformation, he opposed violence and condemned Martin Luther (1466-1536)
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In literature:

Desiderius Erasmus born 1465.
"Leaves of Life" by Margaret Bird Steinmetz
Erasmus Desiderius, his new name, means Beloved and long desired.
"A Wanderer in Holland" by E. V. Lucas
Erasmus, Desiderius, letter to Christian of Lubeck, quoted, 166.
"The Booklover and His Books" by Harry Lyman Koopman
The greatest of the pupils of the Brethren of the Common Life, who is also one of the greatest scholars of all time, is Desiderius Erasmus.
"The Century of Columbus" by James J. Walsh
Erasmus, Desiderius, 99, 103, 118, 120, 127, 244-5, 247.
"Schools, School-Books and Schoolmasters" by W. Carew Hazlitt
ERASMUS, Desiderius, James, 222, 351, 353, 418; Peter, xvii.
"Expositor's Bible: Index" by S. G. Ayres