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Giovan Battista Giraldi

(1504—1573)


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(1504–73)

Ferrarese humanist, author, and dramatist. The plots of his short stories, or Hecatommithi (1565), became an important source for European drama and literature, including Shakespeare. More significantly, Giraldi's Orbecche ...

Subjects: Literature.


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