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Giovanni Boccaccio


Giovanni Boccaccio was an Italian writer, poet, correspondent of Petrarch, and an important .... He did not undertake further missions for Florence until 1365, and traveled to Naples and then on to ...

Giovanni Boccaccio | Italian poet and scholar | Britannica.com


Giovanni Boccaccio, (born 1313, Paris, Fr.—died Dec. ... Palemone, for the same woman, Emilia; Arcita finally wins her in a tournament but dies immediately.

Giovanni Boccaccio - Renaissance and Reformation - Oxford ...


Jul 30, 2014 ... Introduction. Giovanni Boccaccio (b. 1313–d. 1375), along with the two other great Florentine writers, Dante Alighieri and Francesco Petrarch, ...

Giovanni Boccaccio, 1313-1375 - The History Guide


A brief biographical sketch of Giovanni Boccaccio (1313-1375)

Giovanni Boccaccio Biography | List of Works, Study Guides ...


Giovanni Boccaccio was born to a Tuscan merchant, Boccaccio di Chellino and ... He did, however, bring with him a collection of completed work: "Diana's Hunt ...

Boccaccio, Giovanni - Infoplease


Boccaccio, Giovanni (jōvänˈnē) [key], 1313–75, Italian poet and storyteller, author of the Decameron. Born in Paris, the illegitimate son of a Tuscan merchant  ...

Giovanni Boccaccio - Certaldo


Giovanni Boccaccio of Certaldo. ... But not till after much delay did she yield to the amorous demands of the poet, in spite of her honour and her duty as the wife ...

CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Giovanni Boccaccio - New Advent


In 1327 Giovanni was sent to Naples to study law. .... anecdotes at the expense of clerics did not impair his belief in the teachings of the Church. ... LANDAU, Die Quellen des Dekameron (Stuttgart, 1884); for BOCCACCIO'S life and works in ...

The Black Death, 1348 - EyeWitness to History


The Italian writer Giovanni Boccaccio lived through the plague as it ravaged the ... that they did not know what caused it, and consequently could not administer ...

Renaissance Man - The New Yorker


Nov 11, 2013 ... Giovanni Boccaccio (1313-75), at the beginning of his famous Decameron ... Boccaccio did not enjoy this work, and so his indulgent father paid for him to ... kisses it, puts it back in the cup, pours poison over it, drinks, and dies.

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In 1321 Giovanni began to study Latin. But his father did not encourage his literary interests, and by 1328 Boccaccio was in Naples to learn commerce, probably ...

Giovanni Boccaccio | Biography, Books and Facts - Famous Authors


Giovanni Boccaccio Biography - A significant figure in the history of Italian literature, Giovanni Boccaccio was among the founders of the Renaissance. In spite of ...

Decameron Web | Boccaccio - Brown University


Jan 25, 2014 ... Boccaccio is born (July or August) in Certaldo or in Florence to an unknown ... In Naples, Giovanni's life was full and rich of opportunities: on the one hand he .... Boccaccio dies on December 21 at his home in Certaldo.