A sculpture of "Desiderius Erasmus" (1466-1536) in Gouda. He was a Dutch Renaissance humanist, Catholic priest, social critic, teacher and theologian. He was the second son of a priest at the Saint Jans Church in Gouda, grew up there and studied in the nearby monastery of Steyn. Gouda honours him with this sculpture in the town of his youth.
Here a painting of him made by Hans Holbein in 1523.
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