We will try to understand the humanist scholar Desiderius Erasmus, who is one of the most important representatives of the humanism movement that emerged with the Renaissance, and who has captured permanence with the ideas and works he left behind. Desiderius Erasmus, one of the most important thinkers of the renaissance with his works and ideas that never get old, was born in Rotterdam, Holland in 1466. Having received religious education in his secondary education, Erasmus never traditionally became a priesthood due to his interest in science and the arts, although he received a religious education. not hesitate to criticize what he thought was wrong, Erasmus also never hesitated to criticize the papacy and the church. In his book Praise of Folly, Erasmus, who opposed all forms of bigotry, also ruthlessly criticized the church, the clergy and bigotry.
This work, which is one of the most important works of the criticism, has survived to the present day with its quality and rightful thought. Erasmus, who cares about being independent and free, has rejected many important offers.
When he died, he became an important respected person, which even popes visited. Erasmus, which has reached immortality with its ideas and works that are still valid today, has proven that right knowledge is the person who guides humanity in every age.