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Boccaccio

(1313—1375) Italian writer, poet, and humanist

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Boccaccio, Giovanni

Boccaccio, Giovanni (1313–75)   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

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2010
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History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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795 words

Founder of Italian prose literature and pre-eminent Latin humanist. Illegitimate son of Florentine merchant Boccaccino di Chellino and an unknown ...

Boccaccio

Boccaccio   Reference library

Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

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2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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510 words
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It was probably at Florence rather than Certaldo, cradle of his family, that Giovanni Boccaccio was born. Son of an ...

Boccaccio, Giovanni

Boccaccio, Giovanni   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early Modern History (1500 to 1700)
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281 words

(1313–75), ...

Italian author, probably born in Certaldo (Tuscany) or Florence; he was educated in Naples and in 1340...

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