Giovanni Boccaccio, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Giovanni Boccaccio

Italian author and poet

Date of Birth: 16-Jul-1313

Place of Birth: Certaldo, Tuscany, Italy

Date of Death: 21-Dec-1375

Profession: poet, diplomat, translator, lyricist, biographer, short story writer, mythographer

Zodiac Sign: Cancer

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About Giovanni Boccaccio

  • Giovanni Boccaccio (UK: , US: , Italian: [d?o'vanni bok'katt?o]; 16 June 1313 – 21 December 1375) was an Italian writer, poet, correspondent of Petrarch, and an important Renaissance humanist.
  • Boccaccio wrote a number of notable works, including The Decameron and On Famous Women.
  • He wrote his imaginative literature mostly in Tuscan vernacular, as well as other works in Latin, and is particularly noted for his realistic dialogue which differed from that of his contemporaries, medieval writers who usually followed formulaic models for character and plot.

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