Desiderius Erasmus

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Dutch humanist and theologian who was the leading Renaissance scholar of northern Europe

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Wengert, Human Freedom, Christian Righteousness: Philip Melanchthon's Exegetical Dispute with Erasmus of Rotterdam
Of all the northern humanists, however, the one who brings up the commonplace most frequently was also the most renowned and influential: Erasmus of Rotterdam.
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.
In 1523, he executed a portrait of the humanist scholar, Erasmus of Rotterdam (c.
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).