Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus (1466 - 1536), a Dutch humanist and theologian, wasborn in Rotterdam. He wasa dominant figure in classical literature. Erasmuscombined his vast learning with a fine style characterized by humour, moderation, and tolerance. He hoped to reconcile the ancient faith with humanism by abandoning the scholastic method and devoting himself to a thorough study of the Scriptures. His works include The Praise of Folly and Copia.
Desiderius Erasmus was a Dutch humanist and theologian. He was a classical scholar who wrote in “pure” Latin style. Erasmus combined vast learning with a fine style, humour, moderation, and tolerance.