Renaissance Europe 1300-1600: Literature - Research Article from Arts and Humanities Through the Eras

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Important Events in Literature

c. 1300 Humanism, with its emphasis on the works of classical Antiquity, begins to attract disciples in Italy.
1321 Dante Alighieri completes his Divine Comedy.
1341 Petrarch crowned poet laureate at Rome.
c. 1350 Giovanni Boccaccio meets Petrarch, and Boccaccio's collection of stories, The Decameron, is completed.
1374 Petrarch dies, having achieved widespread fame through his literary works.
Coluccio Salutati is called to Florence to become the town's first humanist-trained chancellor. In that capacity he will support the arts and humanities.
1375 Boccaccio dies.
1385 Chaucer writes Troilus and Cryseide.
c. 1387 Geoffrey Chaucer begins the Canterbury Tales in Middle English. In the coming century, the language will evolve into its early-modern form.
1391 Salutati completes his On the Labors of Hercules, a study of the poetry related to Hercules. One year later he will discover letters written by Cicero in a library at Verona.
1396 Manuel Chrysoloras begins to teach Greek...

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