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Boccaccio, Giovanni

Born: 1313 AD
Died: 1375 AD
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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.