The Decameron

The Decameron

by

Giovanni Boccaccio

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Gianni Lotteringhi Character Analysis

In Emilia’s seventh tale (VII, 1), Gianni Lotteringhi is a wealthy Florentine master-weaver. He is simple and devout and frequently entertains holy men in his home. He is susceptible to the trick his wife, Monna Tessa, uses to warn her lover off—a faux exorcism—because of his religious beliefs. He is the first of Day VII’s tricked husbands.
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Gianni Lotteringhi Character Timeline in The Decameron

The timeline below shows where the character Gianni Lotteringhi appears in The Decameron. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Day 7: First Tale
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...tale with a good prayer to exorcise them. In Florence, successful merchant and devout Christian Gianni Lotteringhi lives with his wife, Monna Tessa. Quick, intelligent Monna Tessa (daughter of Mannuccio dalla Cuculia)... (full context)
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In the summer, Monna Tessa stays at her husband’s country villa which Gianni Lotteringhi visits only occasionally. She lets Federigo di Neri Pegolotti know when it’s safe to visit... (full context)
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...di Neri Pegolotti is due to visit and Monna Tessa has prepared a nice meal, Gianni Lotteringhi turns up unexpectedly. She has a maid leave the meal in the garden but forgets... (full context)
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Gianni Lotteringhi assures Monna Tessa that he’s already said some efficacious prayers for safety. Inspired, she explains... (full context)