Talk:Giovanni Boccaccio

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search


Anyone know if Dante Aligheri is considered a humanist? If so, any insight into why would be appreciated. Thank you.


Wouldn't it be nice if the further reading included the works of his mentioned in the article's text? -- 23:59, 26 May 2004 (UTC)

A bibliography for this would be great. Also look at for more stuff including texts.


Catherine of Valois?[edit]

Hello, There must be an error. It is said that Boccaccio profited from Niccolo Acciaiuoli's influence as lover of Catherine of Valois. But the link "Catherine de Valois" leads to a women that has lived from 27 October 1401 – 3 January 1437, whereas Boccacio died in December 21, 1375. So something is wrong. Anybody knows what exactly? Benjamin -

I just checked, and she is a different Catherine of Valois, better known as Catherine of Valois-Courtenay, widow of Philip I of Taranto. Also, it is certain that Niccolò Acciaiuoli was her administrator, but not that he was her lover, even though it is a gossip that dates back to the 14th century. GhePeU

Biography assessment rating comment[edit]

The article may be improved by following the WPBiogaphy 11 easy steps to producing at least a B article. -- Jreferee (Talk) 00:40, 9 July 2007 (UTC)

You should use a more appropriate infobox. Pick one from Wikipedia:WPBiogaphy/Infoboxes (This is an article about a writer/author). Also, the biography is missing the Wikipedia:Persondata template. The article needs more footnotes. The footnotes need to be formatted properly (e.g. Last, First. (Date) [[Source]]. ''[http://xxx Title of article.]'' Volume x' Section: xxx; Page xxx.). The works need to be formatted properly. Many of the external links can be used as footnotes, in which case they do not need to be listed as external links. Take a look at Template:Biography to get more ideas as to how the article may be restructured. -- Jreferee (Talk) 15:47, 9 July 2007 (UTC)

Exact birth date seems to be unknown[edit]

Presently at the Reference Desk (Humanities) under the subject: "Giovanni Boccaccio's exact birth date" there does not seem to be any references from anyone for the birth date of Boccaccio. Perhaps the article should be dated for his birth with wording like "born early 1300's" since it does seem strange the numbers for this June date close to the summer solstice adds up to 24 (16 + 1 + 3 + 1 + 3) which is the birth of John the Baptist. I will change this is a couple of days to reflect if no other editors have good reference sources for his birth. Is there good references for his death as now for the winter solstice. --Doug talk 14:10, 26 January 2008 (UTC)

Number-magic has nothing to do with whether the birth date as given is incorrect. The source to check would beDizionario biografico degli italiani vol. X (Biagio-Boccaccio) Rome, 1968. --Wetman (talk) 22:12, 26 January 2008 (UTC)
According to Bartlett, whom I have just cited, it was not "circa" 1313, it was 1313. If you'd like to challenge that, Mr. Coldwell, then bring scholarly sources, as wikipedia is against original research.--Pericles of AthensTalk 05:39, 29 February 2008 (UTC)

Portrait of Boccaccio[edit]

I really can't understand why user Rez88 repeatedly removes an image of Giovanni Boccaccio, which, as far as I can see, is of free usage. I also asked the user directly, but received no reply.--Broletto (talk) 12:49, 29 January 2009 (UTC)

Born and Marriage[edit]

„Boccaccio married Margherita di Gian Donato de' Martoli in 1314”

What?? He was born only in previous year, in 1313! (talk) 09:54, 29 April 2012 (UTC)

Cut and paste Encyclopedia[edit]

The paragraph that begins "Boccaccio's change in writing style in the 1350s was not due just to meeting with Petrarch" is taken directly from Britannica online. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:41, 15 September 2012 (UTC)