About John Florio
Florio was the son
of a Protestant refugee
from Catholic Italy,
and a true scholar.
Attending Oxford University,
he later wrote and edited books on his mother tongue.
They included two grammars - First Fruites (1578)
Florio certainly mastered
the Worlde of Wordes - and in turn this become
the title for his own English-Italian dictionary in 1598.
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