Giovanni Fiorentino

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Giovanni Fiorentino
Title page (1565) of Il Pecorone

Giovanni Fiorentino was a 14th-century Florentine writer, to whom is attributed the work Il Pecorone ("The Simpleton"). This was a collection of short stories, purportedly published in 1378. However, this date is disputed.

Title sonnet of Il Pecorone

The attribution, given in the opening sonnet accompanying the collection, is supposed to be spurious although it is mostly retained for convenience.[1]


  1. ^ Il Pecorone of Ser Giovanni, English translation by William Waters, 1897

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