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BC: The End Fun Facts - Giovanni's father was a merchant. - Giovanni's nationality was Italian. - Giovanni has the honor of being one of the earliest humanist. - Giovanni once wrote a piece of literature about dates. - Giovanni once quoted "do as we say, not as we do."

FC: Giovanni Boccaccio Written By: Ross Taylor

1: Prologue: Once upon a time on the day of June 16, 1313 a baby was born in Paris, France . His name was Giovanni Boccaccio. Quickly after his birth Giovanni moved to Florence, Italy. This is the area he was raised in. He is now 16 and in High school.

2: always enjoyed literature (reading and writing), but never really thought about pursuing it. His fathers plans after school was to go to Naples to study law. | It's the first day of 10th grade at South River High. Giovanni Boccaccio is nervous, but ready to enter Mr. Chirnstihl's English class. Giovanni has

3: GIovanni and his father would always tell him "son you will go to Naples to study law", and Giovanni would agree. He figured that sounded great. That was until | this day when Giovanni entered Mr Chirnstihl's class. Everything began to change. He began writing nonstop to the point where his hand would be the size of a watermelon.

5: He wrote a variety of pieces of literature everyday from poems to short stories. As he continued to write he loved it more and more and by the time he was a senior he was a master at it.

6: Although Giovanni was so good at writing he listened to his father and went to study law in Naples. He was there for a little while until he became acquainted with some of the most prominent men and women in literature.

7: This is when Giovanni's writing career really began.

8: Giovanni knew that he was about to have to take on a really tough task in this career so he went to the Catholic church

9: for guidance. He was a strong Catholic and he knew he could use a little extra help.

11: After going to the church Giovanni started getting straight into his writing. He wrote and wrote and wrote trying to come up with an amazing peace of literature. After a while his final peace of literature was complete, but it wasn't quite top notch. It was probably the biggest failure to come. The name of it was the "Filocolo".

13: This didn't stop Giovanni though. He kept writing. As his career kept moving along Giovanni became friends with 3 important people. Their names were Philippe de Vitry, Dante Alighien, and Pretarch. He was around them a lot and sometimes got a little advice every now and then for his writing. Those 3 men were inspiring. but he got 95 % of his inspiration from his mom.

14: His mom was what made him keep writing and keep writing. She was the one that inspired him to write his most famous piece the "Decameron". This was Giovanni's number one accomplishment.

15: The Decameron took Giovanni a good while to write. It made him think of the day's in Mr. Chirnstihl's English 10 class. Sometimes he wanted to stop, but he kept writing until his hand was bleeding.

16: He also felt this way when writing some of his other most famous works, such as the Life of Dante, the Corbaccio and the Ninfale Fiesolano.

17: Giovanni continued to write and publish new works. He wrote many more pieces of literature and went through a lot more rough times. He kept all of this up

19: until he died on December 21, 1375 in Certaldo. Giovanni's classmates from that 10th grade English class will say 'I always remember him as the one that affected the Renaissance by writing many inspiring and thoughtful pieces of literature."

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