Biography of Giovanni Boccaccio

Giovanni Boccaccio (1313-1375) was an Italian writer, poet, correspondent of Petrarch, and an important Renaissance humanist.

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1313 – He is born in Florence (?).

1326 – He moves to Naples with his family.

1330s – His father introduces him to the Neapolitan nobility and the French-influenced court of Robert the Wise (the king of Naples).

1341 – He returns to Florence. He produces Comedia delle ninfe fiorentine.

1342 – He produces Amorosa visione.

1343 – He produces Fiammetta.

1347 – He begins spending time in Ravenna.

1349 – He begins working on the Decameron.

1350 – He travels to Romagna on an official mission.

1359 or 1369 – He completes his Corbaccio.

1360 – He begins working on his De mulieribus Claris.

1361 – A number of Boccaccio’s close friends and other acquaintances are executed or exiled in the purge following the failed coup of 1361.

1365 – He returns to work for the Florentine government.

1370–1371 – He revises and rewrites The Decameron.

1375 – He dies in Certaldo.

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References:

[1] – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giovanni_Boccaccio

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