Nicholas Leonicus Thomaeus

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Nicholas Leonicus Thomaeus (variously Niccolò Leonico Tomeo, Nikollë Leonik Tomeu, Leonik Tomeu; 1456-1531) was an Albanian-born scholar and professor of philosophy at the University of Padua for 30 years.

Thomaeus was born in Durrës, Albania. At the University of Padua he achieved fame as the first professor to teach Aristotle in the original language, and had among his students a young Nicholas Copernicus.[1] He was praised by Erasmus of Rotterdam for his polymath knowledge.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jacque, Edwin (1994). The Albanians: an ethnic history from prehistoric times to the present. McFarland & Company. p. 196. ISBN 0-89950-932-0. Retrieved 2010-06-14. 
  2. ^ Dhimitër S. Shuteriqi (1971). Historia e letërsisë shqipe. Enti i teksteve dhe i mjeteve mësimore i Krahinës Socialiste Autonome të Kosovës. p. 130. Retrieved 9 June 2012. "Humanisti i madh i Roterdamit, Erasmi, e çmoi shumë dijen e thellë e të gjerë të Tomeut." 

External sources[edit]

  • A. Serena, Niccolò Leonico Tomeo, 1902
  • D. de Bellis, La vita e l'ambiente di Niccolo Leonico Tomeo, in: Quaderni per la storia dell'Universita di Padova 13, 1980; D. de Bellis, I veicoli dell'anima nell'analisi di Niccolo Leonico Tomeo, in: Universita di Firenze. Annali dell'Istituto di filosofia 3, 1981