Dante Alighieri

[[wikt:posthumous|Posthumous]] portrait in [[tempera]]<br>by [[Sandro Botticelli]], 1495 Dante Alighieri (), probably baptized Durante di Alighiero degli Alighieri}} and often referred to simply as Dante (, also ,; – 1321), was an Italian poet. His ''Divine Comedy'', originally called (modern Italian: ''Commedia'') and later christened by Giovanni Boccaccio, is widely considered the most important poem of the Middle Ages and the greatest literary work in the Italian language.

In the Late Middle Ages, most poetry was written in Latin, making it accessible only to the most educated readers. In ''De vulgari eloquentia'' (''On Eloquence in the Vernacular''), however, Dante defended the use of the vernacular in literature. He would even write in the Tuscan dialect for works such as ''The New Life'' (1295) and the ''Divine Comedy''; this highly unorthodox choice set a precedent that important later Italian writers such as Petrarch and Boccaccio would follow.

Dante was instrumental in establishing the literature of Italy, and his depictions of Hell, Purgatory and Heaven provided inspiration for the larger body of Western art. He is cited as an influence on John Milton, Geoffrey Chaucer and Alfred Tennyson, among many others. In addition, the first use of the interlocking three-line rhyme scheme, or the ''terza rima'', is attributed to him. He is described as the "father" of the Italian language, and in Italy he is often referred to as '''' ("the Supreme Poet"). Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio are also called the ("three crowns") of Italian literature. Provided by Wikipedia
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by Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321.
Published 1913
(CARLI) (Other Sources: (CSUdb)220428, (ELMdb)118343)
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by Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321.
Published 1979
Subjects: '; ...Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321 Translations into English....
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by Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321.
Published 2012
Subjects: '; ...Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321. Inferno....
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by Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321,
Published 2013
(CARLI) (Other Sources: (COLdb)496104)
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by Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321.
Published 1895
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by Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321.
Published 1923
(CARLI) (Other Sources: (CONdb)74635, (NCCdb)71310)
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by Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321.
Published 1961
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by Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321.
Published 1955
(CARLI) (Other Sources: (CONdb)27458, (JUDdb)21573)
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by Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321.
Published 1996
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by Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321.
Published 1966
(CARLI) (Other Sources: (CSUdb)235285, (ISUdb)693745)
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by Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321.
Published 1954
...Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321. Divina commedia. Inferno. English. Inferno....
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by Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321.
Published 1954
(CARLI) (Other Sources: (CSUdb)292755, (RMCdb)138273)
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by Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321.
Published 1970
...Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321. Paradiso. English. Paradiso....
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by Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321.
Published 1967
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by Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321.
Published 1970
(CARLI) (Other Sources: (COLdb)71473)
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by Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321.
Published 1969
Subjects: '; ...Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321 Translations into English....
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by Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321.
Published 1949
(CARLI) (Other Sources: (CSUdb)374130)
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