Erasmus of Rotterdam Statue

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Rotterdam, Netherlands
Erasmus of Rotterdam Statue - Erasmus of Rotterdam Statue in front of Laurenskerk, Rotterdam
Erasmus of Rotterdam Statue - Erasmus of Rotterdam Statue in front of Laurenskerk, Rotterdam
Erasmus of Rotterdam Statue - Erasmus of Rotterdam Statue in front of Laurenskerk, Rotterdam
Erasmus of Rotterdam Statue - Erasmus of Rotterdam Statue in front of Laurenskerk, Rotterdam

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Erasmus of Rotterdam Statue Sep 13, 2017
Known as Erasmus of Rotterdam, this humanist of the 15th and 16th century is the most famous person connected with Rotterdam. His works are seen as far ahead of his time, especially regarding his thoughts on tolerance and acceptance of other religions and cultures. Erasmus had a large influence on what later would be called the Protestant Reformation. Although he lived only for a short time in Rotterdam, he added the element “Roterodamus” (of Rotterdam) to his name, making himself the city’s most famous child. One of his most famous quotations goes like this: “When I have money, I spend it for books. If I still have some, I spend it for food and clothing”. Other honours include the Erasmusbrug, Erasmus University and Erasmuslijn (a former name for one of the metro lines). Also, the student exchange program of the European Union was named after him. Small children in Rotterdam are told that during the night, Erasmus continues reading his book and flipping the pages.

The statue of Erasmus is the oldest statue in Rotterdam. It was revealed in 1622, replacing an older, wooden one. The statue stood on several places in Rotterdam after finding its current place in front of the Sint Laurenskerk.
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HORSCHECK says:
Interesting review here. Rotterdam is still on my bucket list.
Posted on: Oct 08, 2017
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