The Italian poet and Humanist scholar B. was born in June or July 1313, the illegitimate son of a merchant at Certaldo or Florence. He died at Certaldo on December 21, 1375. B. was destined for a career as a merchant ; . Employed at his father's company, he was educated in the artes liberales, especially arithmetic. In 1327 he accompanied his father to Naples, where the latter was an advisor to Robert I of Anjou, King of Naples. After his years of schooling, B. went on to study law at Naples with Cino da Pistoia, absorbing the cultu…
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Wolfzettel, Friedrich (Frankfurt am Main),
“Boccaccio, Giovanni”, in:
Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 8 : The Reception of Antiquity in Renaissance Humanism
, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2017). Original German-language edition: Renaissance-Humanismus. Herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 2. Staffel, herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 9. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2014).
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First published online: 2015