Desiderius Erasmus wrote In Praise of Folly, his main objective was to reform the catholic church.
Erasmus (1466-1536), the "philosopher of Christ," was a scholar and classicist and one of the fathers of humanism.
siya ay isa sa mga pangunahing kristyanong humanista. sa pamamagitan ng kanyang akda na " The Praise Of Folly " , inilarawan niya ang maling kaasalan ng mga mangangalakal,siye…ntista,iskolar,at mga pari ng kanyang panahon.
Desiderius Erasmus was a key figure in the Northern Renaissance. Erasmus was the leader of a northern European humanist coterie and an arbiter of northern European cultural ta…stes. His intellectual activity had a tremendous effect on the way the public thought. Erasmus was an excellent Latin prose stylist (some historians claim that he was unequaled since Cicero). He was very witty and knowledgeable, and thus used these two traits to convey his subject with powerful verbal effects and cunning puns. He is very famous for his use of irony. He poked fun at all, including himself. One of his most famous ironic works was Colloquies (1518) in which he looked at contemporary religious practices through a serious, yet ironic perspective. Another work still widely read today, is called The Praise of Folly (1509), in which he made fun of scholastic pedantry as well as the foolish ignorance and credulity of the people. In these works, he let fictional characters do the narration, so his own views could only be found through inference. On the other hand, Erasmus was also very famous for his "philosophy of Christ". Erasmus believed that society at his time was corrupt and immoral because people had lost sight of the simple teachings of the Gospels. To support this idea, he published prominent treatises, such as the eloquent Handbook of the Christian Knight (1503) and the Complaint of Peace (1517). The former urged people to pursue lives of serene piety and the latter advocated Christian pacifism.
"Information on his family and early life comes mainly from vague references in his writings. He was almost certainly illegitimate. His father, named Roger Gerard, later… became a priest and afterwards curate in Gouda. Little is known of his mother other than that her name was Margaret and she was the daughter of a physician." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erasmus
They both criticised the society they lived in.
He wrote The Praise of Folly.
Desiderius Erasmus grew up in Rotterdam, Burgundian Netherlands. Desiderius Erasmus was known as a classical scholar and a Catholic priest.
1) Handbook of the Christian Knight 2) Education of a Christian Prince 3) Ciceronianus 4) Ecclesiastes 5) Colloquia 6) Adagia 7) The Praise of Folly.
His mother is Margeret. All they know is that she is a daughter of a physician.
No one really knows. Some people said he died from a sickness know as swine flu.
Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus was born on October 28, 1466.