Dante Alighieri

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Dante Biography

  • Dante was born in 1265 in Florence, Italy
  • He spent most of his life in Florence, Italy
  • He studied from all different kinds of places in Italy. He read a lot of books
  • He was a political leader and wrote poems
  • Dante was a poet some of his works are Inferno Canto I, dolce still nuovo, and La vita nuovo.

Dante's poem

  • The name of the piece is Inferno Canto I
  • It was created 1290
  • The piece is located in San Marco, Venice Italy and was published in books throughout the world.
  • What was significant about this piece was it was made by a famous poet and it had something to do with the development of literature.
  • I find this piece interesting because it is about a man who rises from darkness.
  • This resembles Humanism because other people fall to darkness like becoming depressed after something horrible happens and they gain help with their family or friends.

Citations

"Dante." Merriam Webster's Biographical Dictionary. Springfield, MA: Merriam-Webster, 1995. Biography in Context. Web. 18 Nov. 2014.


Divine Comedy

opening

Folio #: fol. 018v-019r

14th century, second half

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