Giovanni Boccaccio Timeline

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  • 1313 - 1375
    Life of the Italian poet, writer, and scholar Giovanni Boccaccio.
  • c. 1328
    Giovanni Boccaccio is sent by his father to study in Naples.
  • 1335 - 1341
    Giovanni Boccaccio writes his first poetry work, including Diana's Hunt, The Lovestruck, and Teseida.
  • c. 1340
    Giovanni Boccaccio returns to Florence.
  • 1347 - 1352
    The Black Death plague sweeps across Europe.
  • 1350
    The Italian authors and scholars Petrarch and Giovanni Boccaccio first meet. They become lifelong friends.
  • c. 1353
    Giovanni Boccaccio completes his masterpiece, the Decameron.
  • 1355
    Giovanni Boccaccio writes a biography of Dante Alighieri. He revises the work in 1364 CE.
  • c. 1360
    Giovanni Boccaccio works on his Ancestry of the Pagan Gods (Genealogia Deorum Gentilium).
  • 1373
    Giovanni Boccaccio gives a series of public lectures in Florence on the work of Dante Alighieri.
  • 21 Dec 1375
    Giovanni Boccaccio dies in Certaldo, Tuscany. nn