Erasmus, Desiderius
Erasmus, Desiderius
Article by Joseph Sauer. An extensive overview of the life, works and impact of this scholar

Catholic Encyclopedia. . 2006.


Catholic encyclopedia.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • ERASMUS Desiderius — Roterodamus, eruditione, et scriptis celeberrimus. Natus est A. C. 1467. patre Gerardo, Goudano, ex Margareta, Medici cuiusdam filia. Studia sub Alexand. Hegio, Daventriae, feliciter ursit, memoriâ tam invictâ, ut Terentium Horatiumqueve totum… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Erasmus, Desiderius — born Oct. 27, 1469, Rotterdam, Holland died July 12, 1536, Basel, Switz. Dutch priest and humanist, considered the greatest European scholar of the 16th century. The illegitimate son of a priest and a physician s daughter, he entered a monastery… …   Universalium

  • ERASMUS, Desiderius — (1467 1536) Dutch scholar, writer, and humanist Desiderius Erasmus was the greatest clas­sicist of the Renaissance in northern Europe. Living amid violent social, eco­nomic, and religious upheavals, Erasmus responded to these controversies with… …   Renaissance and Reformation 1500-1620: A Biographical Dictionary

  • Erasmus, Desiderius — (ca. 1467 1536)    The most famous Northern European humanist, probably the greatest classical, biblical, and patristic scholar of the early 16th century, also important for his sharp criticism of religious corruption and for his efforts to bring …   Historical Dictionary of Renaissance

  • Erasmus, Desiderius — (1466 1536)    humanist philosopher and supporter of moderate reform    one of the most respected philosophers and scholars of his era and the greatest exponent of humanism, Erasmus helped refine some of the ideas and approaches that led to the… …   Encyclopedia of Protestantism

  • Erasmus, Desiderius — (c. 1466/9–1536) One of the earliest and greatest humanists of the Northern Renaissance. Erasmus was educated in Holland, possibly at Deventer, and entered the Augustinian priory of Steyn, near Gouda, in 1487. He was ordained in 1492. For a short …   Philosophy dictionary

  • Erasmus, Desiderius — (c. 1469–1536)    Theologian.    Erasmus was the illegitimate son of the Dutch priest Rogerius Gerardus. In 1486 he joined an order of Augustinian Canons at Steyn, near Gouda, and in 1492 he was ordained as a priest. He became secretary to the… …   Who’s Who in Christianity

  • Erasmus,Desiderius — E·ras·mus (ĭ răzʹməs), 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… …   Universalium

  • Erasmus, Desiderius — See Renaissance philosophy outside Italy …   History of philosophy

  • ERASMUS, DESIDERIUS —    a famous scholar and man of letters, born at Rotterdam; illegitimate son of one Gerhard; conceived a disgust for monkish life during six years residence in a monastery at Steyn; wandered through Europe and amassed stores of learning at various …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”