Giovanni Francesco Straparola (1480 - 1557)
Giovanni Francesco "Gianfrancesco" Straparola, also known as Zoan or Zuan Francesco Straparola da Caravaggio, was a writer of poetry and short stories. Some time during his life, he migrated from Caravaggio to Venice, where he published a collection of stories in two volumes called The Facetious Nights or The Pleasant Nights. This collection includes some of the first known printed versions of fairy tales in Europe, as they are known today.
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