Dante Alighieri

(1265—1321) Italian poet

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Italian poet, whose reputation rests chiefly on The Divine Comedy (c. 1309–20), an epic poem describing his spiritual journey through Hell and Purgatory and finally to Paradise. His love for Beatrice Portinari is described in Vita nuova (c. 1290–4).

Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

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