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[Of the Black Death:] How many valiant men, how many fair ladies, breakfast with their kinfolk and the same night supped with their ancestors in the next world!  - Giovanni Boccaccio
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In Italian: "e voi sapete che la gente è più acconcia a credere il male che il bene." From: Il Decameron, Volume 1 (1857 edition), p. 254, "Novella Sesta, Giornata Terza"
Giovanni Boccaccio
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The Decameron, or Ten days' entertainment of Boccaccio (1835 edition)

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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