Desiderius Erasmus
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"Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus", known as "Erasmus of Rotterdam", or simply "Erasmus", was a Seventeen Provinces/Dutch Renaissance humanist, Catholic priest, social critic, teacher, and theologian.

Erasmus was a classical scholar who wrote in a pure Latin language/Latin style. Amongst humanists, he enjoyed the sobriquet "Prince of the Humanists"; he has been called "the crowning glory of the Christian humanists". Using humanist techniques for working on texts, he prepared important new Vulgate/Latin and Biblical Greek/Greek editions of the New Testament. These raised questions that would be influential in the Protestant Reformation and Counter-Reformation/Catholic Counter-Reformation. He also wrote De libero arbitrio diatribe sive collatio/On Free Will, The Praise of Folly, Handbook of a Christian Knight, On Civility in Children, Copia: Foundations of the Abundant Style, Julius Excluded from Heaven/Julius Exclusus, and many other works.

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