Desiderius Erasmus (1466–1536)

Author of In Praise of Folly

Includes the names: Érasme, D Erasmus, D. Erasmus, Erasmus. The, Didier Erasme, Didier Érasme, Desiderio Erasmo, Desidério Erasmo, Desiderus Erasmus, Desiderio Erasmus ... (see complete list), Erasmus Rotterdam, Desiderus Erasmus, Desiderius Erasmus, Rotterdami Erasmus, Rotterdami Erasmus, Desiderius Erasmus, Erazm z Rotterdamu, Desiderius Erasmus, Desiderius Erasmus, Erasmo de Roterdã, Desiderius Erasmus, Erasmo de Roterdam, Erasmo de Roterdam, Desiderius Erasmus, Desiderius Erasmus, Erasmus Roterodamus, Erasmo da Rotterdam, Erasmo de Roterdamo, Erasmo da Rotterdam, Erasmo De Rotterdam, Erasmo da Rotterdam, Erasmo de Rotterdam, Erasmo de Rotterdam, Erasme de Rotterdam, Desíderíus Erasmus, desideriuserasmusrot, Erasmus of Rotterdam, Erasmus of Rotterdam, Desiderius] [Erasmus, Erasmus of Rotterdam, Erasmus fra Rotterdam, Erasmus : Roterodamus, Erasmus von Rotterdam, Erasmus von Rotterdam, Erasmus von Rotterdam, Erasmus van Rotterdam, Erasmus av Rotterdam,, John Desiderius Erasmus, Erasmus Rotterdamilainen, Rotterdamilainen. Erasmus, Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus, Desiderius Rotterdamus Erasmus, Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus, Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam, Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam, Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam, Desiderius Erasmus van Rotterdam, Desiderius Erasmus Rotterdamský, Desiderious Erasmus of Rotterdam, Эразм Роттердамский, Desiderius Erasmus Rotterdamský, Еразм Роттердамський

MembersReviewsPopularityRatingFavorited   Events   
4,799 (4,835)432,574 (3.8)110
16th century (141) Catholicism (17) Christianity (75) Church History (28) classic (38) classics (70) Desiderius Erasmus (28) Dutch (32) Dutch literature (61) dutch translation (22) early modern (34) Erasmus (174) essay (49) essays (68) fiction (54) free will (20) history (81) humanism (189) humor (30) Latin (69) Letteratura latina (38) letters (30) literature (179) Luther (17) medieval (23) Nederland (24) non-fiction (138) philosophy (835) politics (17) prose (28) read (25) Reformation (103) religion (173) Renaissance (219) renaissance literature (27) satire (132) Theology (120) to-read (38) translation (30) unread (25)

Desiderius Erasmus has 4 past events. (show)

You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Canonical name
Legal name
Other names
Date of birth
Date of death
Burial location
Country (for map)
Place of death
Places of residence
Awards and honors
Short biography
"Prince of the Humanists" The year of his birth is uncertain, either 1466 or 1469. The day is also uncertain but Erasmus apparently celebrated his birthday on the 28th.
Disambiguation notice

Member ratings

Average: (3.8)
0.5 2
1 7
1.5 1
2 29
2.5 5
3 93
3.5 21
4 161
4.5 15
5 103

Author pictures (3)


(see all 3 author pictures)

Improve this author

Combine/separate works

Author division

Desiderius Erasmus is currently considered a "single author." If one or more works are by a distinct, homonymous authors, go ahead and split the author.


Desiderius Erasmus is composed of 63 names. You can examine and separate out names.

Combine with…


Help/FAQs | About | Privacy/Terms | Blog | Contact | LibraryThing.com | APIs | WikiThing | Common Knowledge | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | 97,283,953 books! | Top bar: Always visible