Giovanni Boccaccio was born in either June or July 1313 from a relationship which Boccaccio (or Boccaccino) di Chelino had with an unknown woman who was probably of humble birth. Among the recurring elements in Boccaccio’s self-portrait are birth out of wedlock to a French mother – either a king’s daughter (Filocolo, possibly 1336) or a widowed Parisian noblewoman (Comedia delle ninfe 1341-42) – subsequently abandoned by her love…
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“Giovanni Boccaccio”, in:
Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas.
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