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Dante Alighieri

Dante Alighieri

Poet (1265-1321)

Dante is the greatest name in Italian letters and among the giants of Westernliterature. His “Divine Comedy” remains the most important poem of theEuropean Middle Ages and the most renownedliterary work written in the Italianlanguage. He is known for his use of the Italian language rather than Latin,making his poems accessible to the average reader. His depictions of Hell,Purgatory and Heaven in his “Divine Comedy” provided inspiration for Westernart and literature. (Provided by Fra Noi/Written by Judith Anne Testa) For moregeniuses, go to

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