Definition of Erasmus, Desiderius in English:

Erasmus, Desiderius

proper noun

  • (c.1469–1536), Dutch humanist and scholar; Dutch name Gerhard Gerhards. He was the foremost Renaissance scholar of northern Europe, and paved the way for the Reformation with his satires on the Catholic Church.

Pronunciation:

Erasmus, Desiderius

/iˈrazməs/