Giovanni Boccaccio, the 14th-century Italian writer who was particularly famous for his Decameron, wrote a number of books, both fiction and non-fiction. He was also an early editor and promoter of Dante’s poetry. An influential pioneer in the revival of classical studies and genres, he arranged for and defended the introduction of Greek studies in Europe. His writings were hugely influential on Chaucer, Christine de Pizan, writers of pastoral poetry and narrative, Italian and French Renaissance women writers, and European Renaissance drama.