Alessandro appears in Pampinea’s second tale (II, 3). He’s the nephew of Lamberto, Tebaldo, and Agolante, and he takes over their moneylending business in England when his uncles return to Italy. He has solid business sense and good connections, so he earns his family great wealth before fortune interrupts his success in the form of a civil war. On his way home, he travels in the company of the Abbot in White. When he secretly marries the disguised princess, by the grace of fortune, the will of God, and his own good character, he’s elevated from the merchant class to royalty.
Alessandro Character Timeline in The Decameron
The timeline below shows where the character Alessandro appears in The Decameron. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Day 2: Third Tale
Day 2: Fourth Tale
...greater distance for fortune to raise someone than from poverty to kingship, as it did Alessandro. Although her tale won’t relate such a change, its protagonist will be subject to even... (full context)