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Boccaccio, Giovanni

Born: 1313 AD
Died: 1375 AD, at 62 years of age.

Nationality: Italian
Categories: Poets


1313 - Giovanni Boccaccio was born on the 16th of June.


1327 - Moved to Naples when his father was appointed to head the Neapolitan branch of his bank.


     - Boccaccio was apprenticed to the bank and spent six years there.


1341 - Returned to Florence.


1370-1371 - Boccaccio revised and rewrote the Decameron.


1350 - Became closely involved with Italian humanism and also with the Florentine government.


       - His first official mission was to Romagna.


       - He was delegated to greet Francesco Petrarca.


1358 - Wrote story collection "Decameron".


1365 - Returned to work for the Florentine government.


1367 - Boccaccio was again sent to Urban, offering congratulations.


1375 - He died at the age of sixty-two in Certaldo on 21st of December.





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