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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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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
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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 ...

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