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Desiderius Erasmus (c. 1467–1536) by Hans Holbein the younger, 1523 private collection. Photograph: Photographic Survey, Courtauld Institute of Art, London

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Erasmus, Desiderius (c. 1467–1536), humanist scholar and reformer, was born in Rotterdam during the night of 27–28 October in the late 1460s—a year about 1467 seems plausible. He was illegitimate, a circumstance that doubtless contributed to the uncertainty attending all record of his origins, family name, and early life. The source of much information is the ...

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Flemming, Robert (1416–1483), ecclesiastic and humanist, was born in the diocese of York, probably the illegitimate son of Robert Flemming, esquire, of Wath, near Ripon (d. 1459); his uncle Richard Flemming (d. 1431) was bishop of Lincoln, while his aunt Cecily (Cecilia)...

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More, Sir Thomas [St Thomas More] (1478–1535), lord chancellor, humanist, and martyr, was born, most scholars agree, between two and three in the morning of 6 February 1478 (alternative dates are 7 February, 1477 or 1478) in Milk Street, Cheapside, London, the eldest of three sons and second of seven children of ...

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Sir Thomas More (1478–1535) by Hans Holbein the younger, 1527 © The Frick Collection, New York

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Reid, Robert (d. 1558), Scottish Renaissance humanist, abbot of Kinloss, and Roman Catholic bishop of Orkney, was born at Aitkenhead in Clackmannan parish, son of John Reid of Aitkenhead, who was killed at Flodden in 1513, and Elizabeth Shanwell, sister of John, abbot of ...

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Selling [Celling, Tyll], William (c. 1430–1494), humanist scholar and prior of Christ Church, Canterbury, was almost certainly born about 1430 at Selling, 8 miles west of Canterbury. Selling was to be his name in religion, but his parents were William and Agnes Tyll...

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Traversagni, Lorenzo Guglielmo [Laurentius Guilelmus Traversanus Savonensis, Laurence William of Savona] (c. 1425–1503), Franciscan friar and humanist scholar, was one of three Italian brothers, all authors. Evidence for the exact date of his birth in Savona is confusing; c.1425 is most probable. His father, ...