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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