Giovanni Boccaccio

Italian author and poet (1313–1375)

Giovanni Boccaccio (UK: /bəˈkæi/, US: /bˈkɑː(i), bə-/, Italian: [dʒoˈvanni bokˈkattʃo]; 16 June 1313 – 21 December 1375) was an Italian author and poet.[1] He wrote several famous works, such as On Famous Women and the Decameron. Boccaccio was the first poet, who used ottava rima in longer poems.[2] Thus he started long tradition of employing this form in epic poems. Some of Geoffrey Chaucer's works were based on Boccaccio's poems.[1]

Giovanni Boccaccio

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Giovanni Boccaccio, Encyclopaedia Britannica.
  2. Ottava rima, Encyclopaedia Britannica.

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