Giovanni Boccaccio

1313 - 1375

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Giovanni Boccaccio (UK: , US: , Italian: [dʒoˈvanni bokˈkattʃo]; 16 June 1313 – 21 December 1375) was an Italian writer, poet, correspondent of Petrarch, and an important Renaissance humanist. He was known par excellence as the Certaldese, and one of the most important figures in the European literary panorama of the fourteenth century. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Giovanni Boccaccio has received more than 1,253,852 page views. His biography is available in 99 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 95 in 2019). Giovanni Boccaccio is the 24th most popular writer (up from 32nd in 2019), the 26th most popular biography from Italy (up from 29th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Italian Writer.

Giovanni Boccaccio is most famous for his collection of short stories, The Decameron.

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Among writers, Giovanni Boccaccio ranks 24 out of 5,794Before him are Virgil, Petrarch, Jean-Paul Sartre, Aesop, Anton Chekhov, and Alexander Pushkin. After him are Agatha Christie, Ovid, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Ernest Hemingway, Charles Dickens, and Mark Twain.

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Among people born in 1313, Giovanni Boccaccio ranks 1After him are Cola di Rienzo, Bartolus de Saxoferrato, Maria of Portugal, Queen of Castile, Ibn al-Khatib, Emperor Kōgon, Isabella of Valois, Duchess of Bourbon, and Constantine III, King of Armenia. Among people deceased in 1375, Giovanni Boccaccio ranks 1After him are Valdemar IV of Denmark, Philip, Duke of Orléans, Stephen II, Duke of Bavaria, Ibn al-Shatir, Eleanor of Sicily, John Henry, Margrave of Moravia, Shuttarna II, and Margaret Drummond, Queen of Scotland.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Giovanni Boccaccio ranks 26 out of 4,088Before him are Caravaggio (1571), Francis of Assisi (1182), Marcus Aurelius (121), Virgil (-70), Petrarch (1304), and Amerigo Vespucci (1454). After him are Caligula (12), Ovid (-43), Sandro Botticelli (1445), Pontius Pilate (-12), Lorenzo de' Medici (1449), and Horace (-65).

Among WRITERS In Italy

Among writers born in Italy, Giovanni Boccaccio ranks 4Before him are Dante Alighieri (1265), Virgil (-70), and Petrarch (1304). After him are Ovid (-43), Horace (-65), Giacomo Casanova (1725), Umberto Eco (1932), Giorgio Vasari (1511), Cato the Elder (-243), Plautus (-254), and Carlo Collodi (1826).