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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

28 October 1466 A.D. Possible Birth of Erasmus

28 October 1466 A.D.  Possible Birth of Erasmus

Desiderius Erasmus (1466 to 1536)

Roman Church

First bestselling author.

Possible birthdate of Desiderius Erasmus, Dutch scholar, and editor (authorities place his birth on the 26th, 27th or 28th). He sought to reform the church through scholarship and Christian instruction. Living in Basel, Switzerland (1514-1529) he became the world's first best-selling author following the advent of the movable-type printing press. His Greek New Testament greatly influenced many, including John Colet and William Tyndale in England, Martin Luther in Germany, and Ulrich Zwingli

in Switzerland, but the satirical Praise of Folly was his most popular work in his life time.

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