Who is Dante Alighieri

Dante Alighieri (Italian: [ˈdante aliˈɡjɛːri]), probably baptized Durante di Alighiero degli Alighieri and often referred to simply as Dante (, also US: ; c. 1265 – 14 September 1321), was an Italian poet, writer and philosopher. His Divine Comedy, originally called Comedìa (modern Italian: Commedia) and later christened Divina by Giovanni Boccaccio, is widely considered one of the most important poems of the Middle Ages and the greatest literary work in the Italian language.Dante is known for establishing the use of the vernacular in literature at a time when most poetry was written in Latin, which was accessible only to the most educated readers. His De vulgari eloquentia (On Eloquence in the Vernacular) was one of the first scholarly defenses of the vernacular. His use of the ...
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Unknownleadere: the darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain neutrality in times of moral crisis. --dante alighieri
Tinyhousetalk: “mankind is at its best when it is most free.”   ~ dante alighieri
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Doe_adi: the venn diagram of my interests is very simple: art on one side, dante on the other, and this set of postcards based on monika beisner’s paintings of each canto of the commedia in the middle…
7ma_gc: there is no greater sorrow than to recall happiness in times of misery. dante alighieri
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I sat her in her baby chair,
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