Giovanni Boccaccio
1313-1375

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Title

Giovanni Boccaccio
1313-1375

Birthplace

Florence (or Certaldo)

Place of Death

Certaldo

Biographical Text

Discovered in the neglected cloister library of Monte Cassino (near Naples) Tacitus Hist. and Annals, Varro de Lingua Latina, de Re Rustica, Ovid's Ibis, Martial, Ausonius and others. Author of the Decameron and commentary on Dante.

Nationality

Italian

Source

Prof. Medea Norsa, Florence.

Further Resources

Wikipedia

Brill's New Pauly
, Supplement 6, History of Classical Scholarship