Who is Dante Alighieri

Durante di Alighiero degli Alighieri (Italian: [duˈrante deʎʎ aliˈɡjɛːri]; Latin: Dantes), commonly known by his name of art Dante Alighieri or simply as Dante (Italian: [ˈdante]; English: /ˈdɑːnteɪ/, UK also /ˈdænti, -teɪ/; c. 1265 – 1321), was an Italian poet during the Late Middle Ages. His Divine Comedy, originally called Comedìa (modern Italian: Commedia) and later christened Divina 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...
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  • Nalazaniye: thats not how you spell dante alighieri
  • Recognoscente: i wonder if the reason why slipknot has nine members is because of dante alighieri’s inferno. you only need one drummer. also, the sampler and turntablist could easily be one guy (as limp bizkit proved). i guess having six members would have invited comparisons to linkin park.
  • _cassiomurilo: “beauty awakens the soul to act.” ― dante alighieri
  • Papojons: time to grind. been procrastinating making my kids dante alighieri costume for his school presentation.
  • Stepanouk: words to live by... "he who sees a need and waits to be asked for help is as unkind as if he had refused it." - dante alighieri
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