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Dante Alighieri (1265–1321)

Dante Alighieri was born in 1265 into the lower nobility of Florence, to Alighiero di Bellincione d'Alighiero, a moneylender. A precocious student, Dante's education focused on rhetoric and grammar. He also became enamored with a young girl, Beatrice Portinari, whose death in 1290 threw a grieving Dante into intense religious studies. Though the ... See full bio »

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Dante's Inferno
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 2017 Love (book) (filming)
 2012 Purgatorio (novel)
 2007 Dante's Inferno (novel - uncredited)
 1985 Rosso (monologue)
 1981 The Comoedia (poem: "La divina commedia")
 1935 Dante's Inferno (poem: "La Divina Commedia" - uncredited)
 1925 Maciste in Hell (story - uncredited)
 1924 Dante's Inferno (poem "La Divina Commedia")
 1919 Beatrice (story)
 1911 Dante's Inferno (poem "La Divina Commedia")
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Novel: "La Divina Commedia" (filmed as Dante's Inferno (1924)), Dante's Inferno (1911), Dante's Inferno (2007),))

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His bones rest in Ravenna, Italy, but a portion of the dirt on which his coffin rested was donated to the city of Florence. Early in this century a librarian lost it, but it was re-discovered on July 19, 1999.

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