Award Winning Author/Celebrity Chef Maria Liberati, author of the bestselling The Basic Art of Italian Cooking and known as one of he foremost experts on Italian cuisine,wine and culture, writes about new findings that Shakespeare was Sicilian by birth he was actually born Michelangelo Florio.
On January 11, in 1693, Mt. Etna in Sicily erupted, about 30 yrs after after a very famous Sicilian died. Who is the famous Sicilian?..earthquakes may erupt when more and more people come aware of the fact that the famous Sicilian is none other than Michelangelo Florio…three clues now.. Who was Michelangelo Florio?
Here are some clues:
*He was thought to be born in England
*One of the most famous playwrights who is nicknamed ‘the Bard”
*Changed his Italian name to a British one and moved to England because of his family’s persecution when his father wrote and published documents speaking against the Vatican and the Catholic Churh.
William Shakespeare is the answer
There is a strong body of evidence that was presented at last year’s (2010) book Festival in Turin Italy by retired Professor Martino Iuvara that William Shakespeare was indeed born in Sicily. His mother’s maiden name was Crollolanza which means Shakespeare in Italian. Shakespeare was known to have a different accent by colleagues and people that met him. In that time Sicily was well known for its’ expertise in set designing for the theater and Shakespeare brought this art to Italy. He married a talented translator Anne Hathaway.
He traveled throughout Italy before reaching England and his experiences were used for some of his wonderful masterpieces.
In 1564, Michelangelo Florio was born to Dr. Florio and Guglielma Crollalanza. The inquisiton was on the trail of Dr. Florio because of his heretical ideas against the Vatican. They went to Treviso which is near Venice. They bought a villa named Casa Otello that was built by a retired Venetian mercenary named Otello, who local rumor had it, killed his wife out of jealousy.
Michelangelo studied in Venice, Padua, Mantua and also traveled to Spain, Greece and Austria. He befriended philosopher Giovanni Bruno he was burned at the stake as a heretic in 1600.
Michelangelo used Bruno’s ties to British nobility and went to England under their patronage. His mother Signora Crollalanza had a cousin in Stratford who had already translated name Crollalanza into it;s English equivalent ‘Shakespeare’. The cousin also had a child that died very young named William. The Bard took this name and William Shakespeare, aka Michelangelo Florio ,was created!