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Giovanni Boccaccio
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Born: June 16, 1313

Died: December 21, 1375 (aged 62)

Nationality: Italian

Occupation: Author, poet

Bio: Giovanni Boccaccio was an Italian author and poet, a friend, student, and correspondent of Petrarch, an important Renaissance humanist and the author of a number of notable works including the Decameron, On Famous Women, and his poetry in the Italian vernacular.

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