Giovanni Boccaccio biography

Giovanni Boccaccio

Writer, Author

1313 – 1375

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Who was Giovanni Boccaccio?

Giovanni Boccaccio was an Italian author, poet, correspondent of Petrarch, and important Renaissance humanist. Boccaccio wrote a number of notable works, including the Decameron and On Famous Women. As a poet who wrote in the Italian vernacular, Boccaccio is particularly noted for his realistic dialogue, which differed from that of his contemporaries, medieval writers who usually followed formulaic models for character and plot.

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Born
Jun 16, 1313
Certaldo
Also known as
  • Boccaccio, Giovanni
  • Boccaccio Giovanni
  • G. Boccaccio
  • Boccaccio
  • Boccace
  • Boccacio
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  • Italy
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Died
Dec 21, 1375
Certaldo

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on July 23, 2013

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