1466 - 1536


Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus (, English: Erasmus of Rotterdam; 28 October 1466 – 12 July 1536) was a Dutch philosopher and Christian scholar who is widely considered to have been one of the greatest scholars of the northern Renaissance. As a Catholic priest, Erasmus was an important figure in classical scholarship who wrote in a pure Latin style. Among humanists he enjoyed the sobriquet "Prince of the Humanists", and has been called "the crowning glory of the Christian humanists". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Erasmus has received more than 1,864,851 page views. His biography is available in 89 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 26th most popular philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Erasmus ranks 25 out of 1,005Before him are Seneca the Younger, Montesquieu, Epicurus, Thomas Hobbes, Arthur Schopenhauer, and Heraclitus. After him are Thales of Miletus, Friedrich Engels, Laozi, Averroes, Søren Kierkegaard, and Martin Heidegger.

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Among people born in 1466, Erasmus ranks 1After him are Moctezuma II, Elizabeth of York, Andrea Doria, Quentin Matsys, Alonso de Ojeda, Francesco II Gonzaga, Marquess of Mantua, Giovanni Sforza, and Ottaviano Petrucci. Among people deceased in 1536, Erasmus ranks 1After him are Anne Boleyn, Pargalı Ibrahim Pasha, Catherine of Aragon, Germaine of Foix, Baldassare Peruzzi, Francis III, Duke of Brittany, William Tyndale, Cecilia Gallerani, John of Leiden, Garcilaso de la Vega, and Henry FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Richmond and Somerset.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Erasmus ranks 5 out of 908Before him are Vincent van Gogh (1853), Rembrandt (1606), Baruch Spinoza (1632), and Johannes Vermeer (1632). After him are Pieter Bruegel the Elder (1525), Hieronymus Bosch (1450), Piet Mondrian (1872), Johan Cruyff (1947), Christiaan Huygens (1629), Mata Hari (1876), and Hugo Grotius (1583).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In Netherlands

Among philosophers born in Netherlands, Erasmus ranks 2Before him are Baruch Spinoza (1632). After him are Jacobus Arminius (1560), Rodolphus Agricola (1443), and Bas van Fraassen (1941).

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