John Florio

Standard Name: Florio, John


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Occupation Giovanni Boccaccio
GB 's most famous work, the Decameron, probably finished by 1351, is a collection of one hundred stories told over the course of ten days by ten people (seven women and three men) who...


About 1349-1351
Giovanni Boccaccio worked at his cycle of tales entitled (from the fact that the stories are told over the course of ten days) the Decameron. It was first translated into English in 1620.
20 October 1595
Michel de Montaigne 's Essays were entered in the Stationers' Register , three years after the author's death.
John Florio published his translation of Montaigne 's Essays.
22 March 1620
The first English translation of Boccaccio 's cycle of tales generally known as the Decameron was entered in the Stationers' Register ; it was printed this year, possibly the work of John Florio .