Desiderius Erasmus

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Noun1.Desiderius Erasmus - Dutch humanist and theologian who was the leading Renaissance scholar of northern EuropeDesiderius 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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This fourth volume of the series begins with German humanist scholar Hessus returning to the University of Erfurt as a salaried lecturer in 1514, and his decision to undertake a pilgrimage of learning to visit Erasmus of Rotterdam, the champion of European humanism.
Christ-von Wedel, Erasmus of Rotterdam, 97-110: 'Erasmus the paraphrast'.
The specific thinkers he considers are Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Nicholas of Cusa, Erasmus of Rotterdam, Michel Montaigne, Rene Descartes, Immanuel Kant, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Henri Poincare, the neopositivists, and Karl Raimund Popper.
While still a teen, Holbein moved to Switzerland and became established in Basel, where he met Erasmus of Rotterdam and other humanists under whose generous patronage he began an illustrious career as portrait and religious painter (1).