Giovanni Boccaccio (1313-1375) was an Italian poet, author of a collection of tales called the Decameron (1348-1353).
Son of a Florentine merchant, he lived in Naples (1328-1341), where he fell in love with the unfaithful "Fiametta", who inspired his early poetry. Before returning to Florence in 1341 he had written Filostrato and Teseide (used by Chaucer in his Troilus and Criseyde and Knight's Tale).
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Giovanni Boccaccio was an Italian author and poet.