Dante Alighieri

1265–1321
Dante Alighieri

Dante Alighieri’s (1265–1321) epic allegorical poem Commedia, later renamed La Divina Commedia, is among the most significant works of Western literature. Dante completed the poem’s three sections, Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso, early in the fourteenth century.

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POET’S REGION Italy

LIFE SPAN 1265–1321

Dante Alighieri

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Dante Alighieri’s (1265–1321) epic allegorical poem Commedia, later renamed La Divina Commedia, is among the most significant works of Western literature. Dante completed the poem’s three sections, Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso, early in the fourteenth century.

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Originally appeared in Poetry magazine.

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