John Florio (1553–1625), known in Italian as Giovanni Florio, was a linguist and lexicographer, a royal language tutor at the Court of James I, and a possible friend and influence on William Shakespeare. He was also the translator of Montaigne into English.
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... Florio is one of many individuals who has been identified as the real author of the works of William Shakespeare by advocates of the Shakespeare authorship question ... However, according to Canadian-Italian writer Lamberto Tassinari, Florio's own vitality, wit, education, learning, facility with a wide vocabulary and with Italian literature ... According to Tassinari, both Florio and Shakespeare shared a fascination with Italy, with proverbs and with enriching English ...
... John Florio's translation of Montaigne's Essais became available to Shakespeare in English in 1603 ... Of The Caniballes translated by John Florio (1603) The Tempest Act 2, Scene 1 It is a nation, would I answer Plato, that hath no kinde of traffike, no knowledge of Letters, no intelligence of numbers, no name of ... of Goods or Evils Doth Greatly Depend on the Opinion We Have of Them translated by John Florio (1603) Hamlet Act 2, Scene 1 "Men...are tormented by ...
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