Dante Alighieri

Profile portrait in [[tempera]]<br>by [[Sandro Botticelli]], 1495 Durante di Alighiero degli Alighieri (; ), commonly known by his name of art Dante Alighieri or simply as Dante (; , ; – 1321), was an Italian poet during the Late Middle Ages. 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. In Italy, he is often referred to as ' ("the Supreme Poet") and '; he, Petrarch, and Boccaccio are also called "the three fountains" or "the three crowns". Provided by Wikipedia
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by Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321
Published 1938
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by Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321
Published 1948
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by Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321
Published 1985
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by Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321
Published 2000
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by Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321.
Published 2004
Subjects: '; ...Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321....
Spoken Word Recording Audio CD
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by Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321
Published 1948
Book
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by Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321
Published 1996
Subjects: '; ...Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321. Divina commedia. Inferno....
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by Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321.
Published 2006
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by Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321
Published 1990
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by Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321.
Published 1971
...Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321. Inferno. English. Dante's Inferno....
Book Electronic
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by Chiarenza, Marguerite Mills.
Published 1989
Subjects: '; ...Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321. Divina commedia...
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