Who is Dante Alighieri?

  • (noun): An Italian poet famous for writing the Divine Comedy that describes a journey through hell and purgatory and paradise guided by Virgil and his idealized Beatrice (1265-1321).
    Synonyms: Dante

Dante Alighieri

Durante degli Alighieri, mononymously referred to as Dante ( /ˈdænti/, /ˈdɑːnteɪ/; ; c. 1265–1321), was a major Italian poet of the Middle Ages. His Divine Comedy, originally called Commedia and later called Divina by Boccaccio, is widely considered the greatest literary work composed in the Italian language and a masterpiece of world literature.

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Miguel Asín Palacios - Works - Dante Alighieri
... context and perspective used by the Italian poet Dante Alighieri (1265–1321) in his work La Divina Commedia ... and thence up with the prophets through the seven heavens), with Dante's story describing his spiritual journey in which he meets various inhabitants of the afterlife and records their ... literature predating the poem, and (IV) conjectures how Dante could have known directly of the Muslim literature in translation ...
Stanislao Gastaldon - Works - Other Songs
... piano, Gastaldon also wrote two choral pieces, "Viva il Re" and "Inno della Dante Alighieri" ... "Inno della Dante Alighieri" with text by Augusto Franchetti was written as an anthem for the Dante Alighieri Society ... for the XIII Congress of the Società Dante Alighieri and published the following year by the Florentine firm of Bemporad Figlio ...
Dante Alighieri - Works
... See also Works by Dante Alighieri The Divine Comedy describes Dante's journey through Hell (Inferno), Purgatory (Purgatorio), and Paradise (Paradiso), guided first by the ... and ecstatic mystic passages in which Dante tries to describe what he confesses he is unable to convey (e.g ... when Dante looks into the face of God "all'alta fantasia qui mancò possa"—"at this high moment, ability failed my capacity to describe," Paradiso, XXXIII, 142) ...
Dante Da Maiano
... Dante da Maiano was a late thirteenth-century poet who composed mainly sonnets in Italian and Occitan ... He was an older contemporary of Dante Alighieri and active in Florence ... Bertacchi argued that Dante da Maiano was the same person as the Dante Magalante, son of ser Ugo da Maiano, who appears in a public record of 1301 ...
USS Lenape (ID-2700) - Navy Career
... British troopship Dwinsk, and Italian steamers Caserta and Dante Alighieri ... included DeKalb, Finland, Kroonland, George Washington, Covington, Rijndam, Dante Alighieri, and British steamer Vauben—and set out for France ... Covington, Princess Matoika, Rijndam, George Washington, DeKalb, Wilhelmina, and Dante Alighieri left Brest as a group on 30 June ...

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