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Agricola, Rudolphus

Agricola, Rudolphus, 1443–85, Dutch humanist, whose real name was Roelof Huysmann. He opposed scholasticism and spread the culture of the Renaissance throughout Germany greatly influencing Erasmus and other scholars.

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