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Dante Alighieri

Dante Alighieri (1265-1321) was an Italian poet and philosopher, best known for his epic poem "The Divine Comedy." Born in Florence, Italy, Dante was deeply influenced by the political and social upheavals of his time, including the struggle between the Papacy and the Holy Roman Empire, and the factionalism and corruption within the city of Florence itself. "The Divine Comedy" is widely considered to be one of the greatest works of world literature. It is an allegorical journey through the...See more