What is Florio?

  • (noun): English lexicographer remembered for his Italian and English dictionary (1553-1625).
    Synonyms: John Florio


Florio is the surname of a prominent Sicilian family who started many lucrative activities involving above all the exportation of Sicilian products (such as Marsala wine) in the nineteenth century.

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Florio - Motor Racing
... In 1906, Vincenzo Florio created the Targa Florio, one of the oldest car races in the world ... The first Targa Florio covered 277 miles through multiple hairpin curves on treacherous mountain roads where severe changes in climate frequently occurred and racers even faced ...
Barbara Mc Connell
... in the New Jersey General Assembly and in the cabinet of former Governor James Florio ... with only 3% of the vote, well behind the front-runner James Florio ... Florio lost in the general election to Thomas Kean but later served a term as governor from 1990 to 1994 ...
John Florio
... 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 ...
Endurance Racing (motorsport) - Origins of Endurance Racing
... Coppa Florio was an Italian car race started in 1900, and renamed in 1905 when Vincenzo Florio offered the initial 000 ... Lira and a cup designed by Polak of Paris ... Since 1914 most of the Coppa Florio was co-organized with the Targa Florio near Palermo, Sicilia, running four or five laps, 108 km each ... The Targa Florio was an open road endurance automobile race founded in 1906- the track length of the last decades was limited to the 72 kilometres of the Circuito Piccolo delle Madonie, which was lapped 11 times ...
Steven Florio
... "Steve" Florio (April 19, 1949 – December 27, 2007) was an American magazine publisher and conglomerateur, was CEO and President of both Conde Nast Publications and The New Yorker, as well as publisher of GQ ... Born in Queens, New York, Florio graduated from New York University with a business degree in 1972 ... Under Florio's tenure, Conde Nast comprised Vogue, Vanity Fair, and The New Yorker, in addition to a dozen or so other titles, specializing in demographic niches ...

Famous quotes containing the word florio:

    England is the paradise of women, the purgatory of men, and the hell of horses.
    —John Florio (c. 1553–1625)

    To long for that which comes not. To lie a-bed and sleep not. To serve well and please not. To have a horse that goes not. To have a man obeys not. To lie in jail and hope not. To be sick and recover not. To lose one’s way and know not. To wait at door and enter not, and to have a friend we trust not: are ten such spites as hell hath not.
    —John Florio (c. 1553–1625)

    England is the paradise of women, the purgatory of men, and the hell of horses.
    —John Florio (c. 1553–1625)