In Filomena’s seventh tale (VII, 7), Madonna Beatrice is the beautiful wife of Egano de’ Galluzzi and the lover of Anichino. Her beauty is so incredible that just descriptions of her are enough to cause Lodovico (Anichino) to fall in love with her sight unseen. In taking Anichino as her lover, she tricks her husband, but she also plays a second, meaner trick when she sets up a scenario in which Anichino can beat Egano for her entertainment.
Beatrice Character Timeline in The Decameron
The timeline below shows where the character Beatrice appears in The Decameron. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Day 7: Seventh Tale
...grows up in the French royal household. As a young man, he hears stories about Madonna Beatrice , the incredibly beautiful wife of Bolognese nobleman Egano de’ Galluzzi. Based on her reputation... (full context)