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Boccaccio, Giovanni

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

Nationality: Italian
Categories: Poets

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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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