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Boccaccio

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

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Boccaccio, Giovanni

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World Encyclopedia

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considered to be one of the founders of the Italian Renaissance. His early work, the Filocolo (c.1336), ...

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Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

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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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The Oxford Companion to Chaucer

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was the son of a Florentine merchant who worked with the Bardi company. Boccaccio probably

Boccaccio, Giovanni

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The Oxford Companion to Western Art

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Italian writer. Boccaccio is now best known for his vernacular Decameron, which refers to many contemporary

Boccaccio, Giovanni

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance

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

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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(1313–75), ... Italian writer, poet, and humanist. He is most famous for the Decameron (1348–58), a collection of a hundred tales told by ten young people who have moved to the ... More
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The Oxford Guide to Literature in English Translation

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The history of Giovanni Boccaccio's Decamerone (c.1350) in the English-speaking world is a curious one. Acclaimed from ...

Boccaccio, Giovanni

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

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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 ...

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