Definition of Boccaccio, Giovanni in English:

Boccaccio, Giovanni

proper noun

  • (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.

Pronunciation

Boccaccio, Giovanni

/bəˈkatʃɪəʊ/