Giovanni Boccaccio

Giovanni Boccaccio

Italian author and poet (1313–1375)

Giovanni Boccaccio (, , 16 June 1313 – 21 December 1375) was an Italian writer, poet, correspondent of Petrarch, and an important Renaissance humanist. Boccaccio wrote a number of notable works, including The Decameron and On Famous Women. He wrote his imaginative literature mostly in Tuscan vernacular, as well as other works in Latin, and 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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Giovanni Boccaccio was born on Friday, 16 June 1313 in Certaldo, Republic of Florence. He was best known as a writer. Boccaccio's country of citizenship (nationality) was Italian. He died on Thursday, 21 December 1375 in Certaldo, Republic of Florence at the age of 62. His zodiac star sign was Gemini.

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