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FC: Giovanni Boccaccio by Hannah Nethery

1: Giovanni Boccaccio by Hannah Nethery Ms. Kleber's World History Class March 29, 2010

2: Giovanni Boccaccio was born in Florence, Italy in the year 1313.

3: Boccaccio worked at a bank when he was young. He later decided to study law at the Studium.

4: Boccaccio decided that he enjoyed law no more then he had enjoyed banking. He found that his true love was poetry.

6: He grew up to be an accomplished Italian writer, humanist, and founder of the Renassaince.

8: Boccaccio's most famous work was known as the Decameron.

9: His other works include: On the Genealogy of the Gods of the Gentiles, The Corbaccio, The Biography of Dante, and Concerning Famous Women, as well as his many works of poetry.

10: Boccaccio was inspired by many people, including Paolo da Perugia, Barbato da Sulmona, and Giovanni Barrili.

12: Boccaccio also had many associates, including Catherine of Valois- Courtenay, Queen Joan I of Naples and Francesco Petrarch.

13: Queen Joan I of Naples.

14: Boccaccio never married. He did, however, father three children- Mario, Giulio, and Violente.

16: Giovanni Boccaccio was a great man, though he seemingly had no respect for women. He had many friends, such as Niccolo Acciaioli.

17: Throughout his life, his passion was always poetry.

18: Boccaccio became obese in his later years. He suffered many illnesses because of it.

19: Giovanni Boccaccio lived a great life as an Italian writer and humanist. He died on December 21, 1375. His works will live on.

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