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ERASMUS, Desiderius (1466 - 1536), Theologian, painter

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
ERASMUS, Desiderius (1466 - 1536), Theologian, painter

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Dutch, 15th – 16th century, male.

Born 28 October 1466, in Rotterdam; died 12 July 1536, in Basel.

Theologian, painter.

Erasmus, humanist and brilliant scholar, was the illegitimate son of the daughter of a doctor from Gudda. His father, Gerard, left Gouda to escape family problems taking refuge in Rome, where he took holy orders. At the age of nine, the boy Erasmus began his studies

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