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 1902
...Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321. Divina commedia. English. Divine comedy. Rev. ed....
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by Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321.
Published 1921
...Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321. Vita nuova. German. Neue Leben....
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by Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321.
Published 1898
Subjects: '; ...Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321. Divina commedia Quotations....
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by Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321.
Published 1899
...Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321. Canzoni d'amore e madrigali....
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by Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321.
Published 1915
...Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321. Divina commedia....
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by Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321.
Published 1898
Subjects: '; ...Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321 Illustrations....
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by Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321.
Published 1895
...Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321. Vita nuova. Vita nuova e il Canzoniere di Dante Allighieri [sic]....
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by Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321.
Published 1890
...Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321. Divina commedia....
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by Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321.
Published 1892
Subjects: '; ...Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321 Rhyme Dictionaries....
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by Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321.
Published 1902
...Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321. Canzoniere di Dante Alighieri. 6. ed....
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by Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321.
Published 1892
...Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321. Purgatory of Dante Alighieri ......
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by Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321.
Published 1922
...Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321. Goettliche komoedie. 3d Aufl....
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by Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321.
Published 1904
...Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321. Inferno. Inferno. 5. ed....
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by Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321.
Published 1896
...Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321. Dante, Petrarch....
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by Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321.
Published 1892
...Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321. Vita nuova di Dante Alighieri. 6. ed....
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...Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321. Divine comedy....
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by Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321.
Published 1911
...Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321. Divina commedia. 6. ed. / riveduta e corr. da G. Vandelli col rimario...
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by Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321.
Published 1910
...Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321. Divina commedia. German. Pochhammer. Dante's Göttliche Komödie....
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by Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321.
Published 1921
...Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321. Inferno. Russian. Ad....
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by Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321.
Published 1900
...Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321. Vision of Dante ALighieri. Rev., with an introduction, by Paget Toynbee....
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