John Florio created more than one thousand new words for the English language, compounds, puns and proverbs that we still use in our everyday conversations. Emotion, Management, Rough-Hew, Fresh-bleeding, All that glitters is not gold, just to name a few.

In this interactive portrait, you can click and discover John Florio’s portrait through some of the words, proverbs and compounds he created.

Giovanni Florio, known as John Florio, is recognised as the most important humanist in Renaissance's England.

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