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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Dante Alighieri - Works
... See also Works by Dante Alighieri The Divine Comedy describes Dante's journey through Hell (Inferno), Purgatory (Purgatorio), and Paradise (Paradiso ... the most beautiful 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) ...
Stanislao Gastaldon - Works - Other Songs
... voice and 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 ... on September 28, 1902 in the Piazza del Campo in Siena for the XIII Congress of the Società Dante Alighieri and published the following year by the Florentine firm of Bemporad Figlio ...
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
... Covington, Rijndam, 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 ... Matoika, Rijndam, George Washington, DeKalb, Wilhelmina, and Dante Alighieri left Brest as a group on 30 June ...
Miguel Asín Palacios - Works - Dante Alighieri
... for the memorable context and perspective used by the Italian poet Dante Alighieri (1265–1321) in his work La Divina Commedia ... 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 fate ... influence on corresponding Christian literature predating the poem, and (IV) conjectures how Dante could have known directly of the Muslim literature in translation ...

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