Profile of Erasmus
Certain details of his early life are unclear, in part because he was born to unmarried parents. His birth name was probably Gerrit Gerritszoon, but Erasmus may also have been a given name. He settled on Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus in 1506… He lectured at Cambridge University in England for a time and was a close friend of Sir Thomas More… Erasmus’ Greek translation of the New Testament portion of the Christian Bible was the first ever published (1516).
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