Dante Alighieri

Posthumous portrait in [[tempera]]<br>by [[Sandro Botticelli]], 1495 Durante di Alighiero degli Alighieri (; ), commonly known by his pen name Dante Alighieri or 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 1979
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by Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321.
Published 1964
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by Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321.
Published 1905
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by Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321.
Published 1980
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by Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321.
Published 2003
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by Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321.
Published 1909
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by Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321.
Published 1944
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by Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321.
Published 1880
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by Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321.
Published 1951
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by Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321.
Published 1919
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by Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321.
Published 1892
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by Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321.
Published 1944
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by Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321.
Published 1950
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by Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321.
Published 1921
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by Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321.
Published 1951
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