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Boccaccio, Giovanni (1313–75)

in The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

Published in print January 2010 | ISBN: 9780198662624
Published online January 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199574834
Boccaccio, Giovanni (1313–75)

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Founder of Italian prose literature and pre-eminent Latin humanist. Illegitimate son of Florentine merchant Boccaccino di Chellino and an unknown

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Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500)

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