Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus (October 28,1466 – July 12, 1536), was a Dutch Renaissance humanist, Catholic priest, and a theologian. He was a classical scholar who wrote in a pure Latin style. He was known as “Prince of the Humanists.” Erasmus lived through the Reformation period, but while he was critical of the Church, he could not bring himself to join the cause of the Reformers. He died in Basel in 1536 and was buried in the formerly Catholic cathedral there, which had been converted to a Reformed church in 1529.

The crown of wisdom is that you know yourself.