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JOHN FLORIO’S CONTRIBUTION TO THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

by Resolute John Florio

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In 1598 and in 1611 John Florio published the first two Italian-English dictionaries: A World of Words, and Queen Anna’s New World of Words. Unlike the lexicographers that preceded him, he didn’t use just Dante, Boccaccio, and Petrarch, but as a wide a variety of works as possible.

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