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Giovanni Villani (d. 1348)

Villani, Giovanni (vē-lä’nē). An Italian historian; born at Florence about 1275; died there of the plague, 1348. He began a history of his native city, but had only brought it down to 1346 at his death. It was continued, first by his brother Matteo (died 1363, also of the plague), and by Matteo’s son Filippo, who lived into the early fifteenth century.