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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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  Grunge Chords (epic poem: Inferno) (announced)
 2022/II Inferno (poem) (post-production)
 2022 Dante's Hell (story) (post-production)
 2021 Eleftheria (TV Special) (poetry)
 2021 Dante's Glorious Return (Short)
 2021 Dante Reloaded, Inferno (Video)
 2021 Ah My Goddess: Bad Goddess Touched by an Angel (based on a story by)
 2021 Anima smarrita (TV Movie documentary) (poem)
 2020 A. D. D. A. (writer)
 2020 Gianni Schicchi (Video) (poem)
 2019 Cineficción Radio (Podcast Series) (poem - 1 episode)
- Infierno del Dante (2019) ... (poem)
 2019 Inferno Dantesco Animato (Short) (written by)
 2017 Siesta Z (TV Series) (based on the original work by - 1 episode)
- La divina comedia (2017) ... (based on the original work by)
 2013 Dante's Hell Animated (Short)
 2013 The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (TV Series) (inspired by: "Inferno" - 1 episode)
- Zandonai: Francesca da Rimini (2013) ... (inspired by: "Inferno" - as Dante)
 2012 Il trittico (TV Series) (poem - 1 episode)
- Gianni Schicchi (2012) ... (poem)
 2012 Purgatorio (novel)
 2010 Mea Maxima Culpa (Short)
 2010 La commedia di Amos Poe (Documentary)
 2010 O somma luce (Short) (poem)
 2010 Dante's Inferno: An Animated Epic (Video) (poem)
 2010 Dante's Inferno: Abandon All Hope (Documentary short) (story)
 2008 Inferno Purgatorio Paradiso (Video) (poem: "La Divina Commedia" - uncredited)
 2007 Roberto Benigni: Il quinto dell'Inferno (TV Special documentary) (poem)
 2007 Dante's Inferno (novel - uncredited)
 2005 The Miserly Knight/Gianni Schicchi (TV Series) (poem - 1 episode)
- Gianni Schicchi (2005) ... (poem)
 2003 Paradiso Oratorio (Video)
 2002 The Lost (Video Game) (story "La Divina Commedia")
 2002 Roberto Benigni: Tutto Dante - L'ultimo del Paradiso (TV Special documentary) (poem "La Divina Commedia")
 1990 A TV Dante (TV Series) (poem - 4 episodes)
- Cantos 7 and 8 (1990) ... (poem)
- Cantos 5 and 6 (1990) ... (poem)
- Cantos 3 and 4 (1990) ... (poem)
- Cantos 1 and 2 (1990) ... (poem)
 1985 Rosso (monologue)
 1983 Il trittico (TV Series) (book "Inferno" - 1 episode)
- Gianni Schicchi (1983) ... (book "Inferno")
 1981 The Comoedia (poem: "La divina commedia")
 1974 Pokol - Inferno (TV Movie) (poem "La Divina Commedia")
 1969 Samuel Beckett (Short) (poem "La Divina Commedia")
 1967 Viewpoint (TV Series) (poem - 1 episode)
 1960 Klassische Liebespaare - getanzt (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Paolo und Francesco (1960) ... (as Dante)
 1955 13 Cantos of Hell (Short) (poem)
 1951-1952 NBC Television Opera Theatre (TV Series) (poem - 2 episodes)
- Gianni Schicchi (1952) ... (poem)
- Gianni Schicchi (1951) ... (poem)
 1935 Dante's Inferno (poem: "La Divina Commedia" - uncredited)
 1925 Maciste in Hell (quotations - english version)
 1924 Dante's Inferno (quotations)
 1919 Beatrice (story)
 1912 Il paradiso (Visioni dantesche) (Short) (poem)
 1911 Il purgatorio (Short) (poem "La Divina Commedia")
 1911 Dante's Inferno (poem "La Divina Commedia")
 1911 Dante's Inferno (Short) (poem "La Divina Commedia")
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Other Works:

Novel: "La Divina Commedia" (filmed as Dante's Inferno (1924)), Dante's Inferno (1911), Dante's Inferno (2007),))

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Gemma di Manetto Donati  (his death)  (4 children)

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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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