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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“England is the paradise of women, the purgatory of men, and the hell of horses.”
—John Florio (c. 15531625)