**Fiore** Furlano de Cividale d'Austria, delli Liberi da Premariacco (Fiore dei Liberi, Fiore Furlano, Fiore de Cividale d'Austria; born ca. 1350; died after 1409) was a late 14th century knight, diplomat, and** itinerant fencing master.**
He is the earliest** Italian master** from whom we have an extant martial arts manual. _His Flower of Battle (Fior di Battaglia, Flos Duellatorum) is among the oldest surviving fencing manuals._
I find it interesting how closely this historical figure matches up with Fiora in terms of name, origin, and swordsmanship.