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  • c. 1469 CE - 1536 CE
    Life of the Renaissance scholar Desiderius Erasmus.
  • 27 Oct 1469 CE
    The Renaissance scholar Desiderius Erasmus is born in Rotterdam.
  • c. 1487 CE
    Desiderius Erasmus joins the monastery of the Augustinian monastic order in Steyn.
  • Apr 1492 CE
    Desiderius Erasmus is ordained as a priest.
  • 1495 CE
    Desiderius Erasmus studies theology at the University of Paris.
  • 1499 CE
    The Dutch Renaissance scholar Desiderius Erasmus travels to England.
  • 1500 CE
    Desiderius Erasmus produces his Adagiorum Collectanea, an annotated collection of Greek and Latin adages. It is revised in 1508 and 1515 CE.
  • c. 1504 CE
    The Dutch Renaissance scholar Desiderius Erasmus publishes his Enchiridion Militis Christiani (Handbook of the Christian Soldier).
  • 1506 CE - 1509 CE
    The Dutch Renaissance scholar Desiderius Erasmus spends time in Italy.
  • 1509 CE - 1514 CE
    The Dutch Renaissance scholar Desiderius Erasmus stays in England for a second time.
  • 1511 CE
    The Dutch Renaissance scholar Desiderius Erasmus publishes his Moriae Encomium (Praise of Folly) which pokes fun at elements of Catholicism.
  • 1512 CE
    The Dutch Renaissance scholar Desiderius Erasmus publishes his On Copia which teaches students how to argue, revise texts, and produce new ones.
  • 1516 CE
    The Dutch Renaissance scholar Desiderius Erasmus publishes his Latin and Greek translation of the New Testament (Novum instrumentum).
  • 1516 CE - 1517 CE
    The Dutch Renaissance scholar Desiderius Erasmus publishes his Institutio principis Christiani (Education of a Christian Prince) and Querela pacis (Complaint of Peace).
  • 1518 CE
    The Dutch Renaissance scholar Desiderius Erasmus joins the faculty of theology at the university in Leuven.
  • 1521 CE - 1529 CE
    The Dutch Renaissance scholar Desiderius Erasmus lives in Basel, Switzerland.
  • c. 1524 CE
    The Dutch Reniassance scholar Desiderius Erasmus publishes his Paraphrases of the Four Gospels.
  • c. 1524 CE
    The Dutch Renaissance scholar Desiderius Erasmus publishes his De Libero Animo, an argument on free will directed against Martin Luther.
  • 1528 CE
    The Dutch Renaissance scholar Desiderius Erasmus publishes his Ciceronianus, an attack on those scholars too preoccupied with Cicero.
  • 12 Jul 1536 CE
    The Dutch Renaissance scholar Desiderius Erasmus dies in Basel, Switzerland.

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