The Decameron

The Decameron


Giovanni Boccaccio

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Currado Gianfigliazzi Character Analysis

The character of Currado Gianfigliazzi in Neifile’s sixth tale (VI, 4) is based on a historical near contemporary of Giovanni Boccaccio who belonged to a Florentine banking family. Renowned for generosity in his lifetime, in The Decameron his humor and kindness are shown when his wrath at his cook Chichibio is diffused by Chichibio’s ridiculous self-defense for stealing part of Currado’s dinner.
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Currado Gianfigliazzi Character Timeline in The Decameron

The timeline below shows where the character Currado Gianfigliazzi appears in The Decameron. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Day 6: Fourth Tale
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...fortune sometimes gives people a prompt retort in a moment of need. Noble Florentine gentleman Currado Gianfigliazzi loves hunting. One day, he catches a fine crane and asks his Venetian cook, Chichibio,... (full context)
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Currado Gianfigliazzi is surprised to be served a one-legged roasted crane for dinner. He asks Chichibio what... (full context)
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The next morning, Currado Gianfigliazzi and Chichibio go to the river, where Chichibio points to cranes sleeping on one leg... (full context)