- AGRICOLA, Rodolphus
- (c. 1443–1485). Humanist. Born Roelof Huijsman at Baflo, in the province of Groningen, he studied at the University of Louvain and elsewhere. With the learned Wessel Gansfort, Agricola was one of the members of the humanist Aduard circle, organized by the abbot of the monasteryof Aduard, near the city of Groningen. He served this city as a teacher after 1480 and worked as professor in Heidelberg, where he died in 1485. Agricola was held in high esteem by Erasmus, Philipp Melanchton, and others because of his knowledge of Greek and his scholarship in dialectics and rhetoric.
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