Author ( One of the greats)
He wrote the Devine Comedy, La Vita Nuova, Convivio, Monarchia etc. He was one of the best poets in that time. Dante was also a philosopher and political thinker.
Impact on Today
Dante is one of the most important written in the whole of western literature. The Divine Comedy is one of the pillars upon which the Europe literature tradition has been built. Originally titled simply Commedia, Dante's masterpiece was written at the end of his life and finished just before his death in 1321.