On May 17th, 485, was praised for philosophy Nicholas Leonik Tomeu, or as he was often called Epirus, one of the most prominent humanists that our country has had. He was born in Venice, in 1456, in a family who had migrated from Durres. In the works he has left, he proudly mentions Albanian ancestry. In the years 1504-1531, he was one of Venice’s most famous intellectuals and the leader of the society, “The School of Albanians”, the center of Albanian culture in exile. In 1497, Nikola was appointed professor and head of the philosophy department at the University of Padua, where he had as a student Nikola Copernicus, one of the greatest astronomers of the Middle Ages. As a polyglot and a good connoisseur of antique and contemporary culture, Tomeu has left a series of works such as, “The Ten Dialogues,” “Aristotle, the History of Life and Works,” historical and philosophical studies. The Albanian humanist was a materialist and his works were burned down by the Inquisition.