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Boccaccio, Giovanni Line breaks: Gio|vanni Boc|cac¦cio
Pronunciation: /bəˈkatʃɪəʊ/

Definition of Boccaccio, Giovanni in English:

( 1313–75), Italian writer, poet, and humanist. He is most famous for the Decameron (1348–58), a collection of a hundred tales told by ten young people who have moved to the country to escape the Black Death.

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