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Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus

Date of Birth: 27 October 1467

Place of Birth: Rotterdam

Date of Death: 12 July 1536

Place of Death: Basel


Erasmus’s father, Gerard, was a priest in Gouda, now in the Netherlands, then part of the territory of the Count of Holland, one of the petty semi-independent states within the German Empire. His mother, Margaret, was the daughter of a physician in Zevenber…

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Steenbrink, Karel, “Erasmus”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 09 March 2021 <>
First published online: 2015

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