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Desiderius Erasmus

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The Praise of Folly was written by Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam (1466 - 1536), a classical scholar and one of the foremost members of the "humanist" movement of the 16th century. Erasmus widely criticized the Roman Catholic Church of his day but remained a member and often debated with early Protestant Reformers. Erasmus wrote The Praise of Folly in 1509 during a trip from Italy to visit his friend Thomas More, a great English humanist who...

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