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 (ĭ-răz′məs), Desiderius 1466?-1536.
Dutch Renaissance scholar and Roman Catholic theologian who sought to revive classical texts from antiquity, restore simple Christian faith based on Scripture, and eradicate the improprieties of the medieval Church. His works include The Praise of Folly (1509) and On Free Will (1524), a challenge to Luther's views.
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(Biography) Desiderius (ˌdɛzɪˈdɪərɪəs), real name Gerhard Gerhards. ?1466–1536, Dutch humanist, the leading scholar of the Renaissance in northern Europe. He published the first Greek edition of the New Testament in 1516; his other works include the satirical Encomium Moriae (1509); Colloquia (1519), a series of dialogues; and an attack on the theology of Luther, De Libero Arbitrio (1524)
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(ɪˈræz məs)

Desiderius, 1466?–1536, Dutch humanist, scholar, and theologian.
E•ras′mi•an, adj.
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Soon the study of Greek was introduced into England, also, first at Oxford; and it was cultivated with such good results that when, early in the sixteenth century, the great Dutch student and reformer, Erasmus, unable through poverty to reach Italy, came to Oxford instead, he found there a group of accomplished scholars and gentlemen whose instruction and hospitable companionship aroused his unbounded delight.
A member of the Oxford group in its second generation, a close friend of Erasmus, his house a center of humanism, he became even more conspicuous in public life.
Alleyne stooped and kissed her, for the kiss was the common salutation of the age, and, as Erasmus long afterwards remarked, more used in England than in any other country.
by Aldus Manutius, Venice, 1495-8; re-impression supervised by Erasmus and with certain corrections by Grynaeus (including Rhetorica and Poetica), 1531, 1539, revised 1550; later editions were followed by that of Immanuel Bekker and Brandis
(17) "Lactantius" is actually the first word of Erasmus's Paraclesis, which begins with a reference to the Divine education.
He has chosen Erasmus and Beza as pioneers of New Testament textual criticism.
The anniversary preparations and Figel's comments come as the Commission is launching a new tranche of scholarships under the 'Erasmus Mundus' programme on student and academic exchanges with non-EU states.
Erasmus is, of course, not so well known as the other great figures of the Reformation.
While there are numerous pilot projects around the world seeking to develop diagnostics based on RNA and DNA microarray profiles, the Erasmus MC projects are planned as the first to consistently and systematically use large patient populations.
For the Erasmus Bridge and for Arnhem, video footage allows exhibition visitors a virtual tour of those only relatively remote locations (that of the Bridge celebrates its construction and opening festivities).
The initiative combines members of the Erasmus School of Philosophy (ESPhil), Rotterdam School of Management (RSM), and Erasmus School of Law (ESL), and channels their expertise into ambitious multi-disciplinary research projects.
Jessen also cited the efforts of the Erasmus alumni, led by Kate Ramil who has initiated the Campus Erasmus to further promote the scholarship and mobility program in the country and in other regions.