Today in History / On This Day - October 28th. 1466 - Desiderius Erasmus

Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus was born on October 28th. 1466 in
Rotterdam (The Netherlands). About his exact day of birth is a discussion
but this day is the most common.


Rotterdam Erasmus Statue

Statue of Erasmus in Rotterdam



Born as an illegitimate child (his father was a priest and his mother a servant),
Erasmus became an important man. He was a  Dutch Renaissance Humanist,
a catholic priest, social critic, teacher and theologian.