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 Dante Alighieri

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Dante Alighieri Famous memorial

Birth
Florence, Città Metropolitana di Firenze, Toscana, Italy
Death
14 Sep 1321 (aged 56)
Ravenna, Provincia di Ravenna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Burial
Ravenna, Provincia di Ravenna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Memorial ID
5101 View Source

Author. Born Durante Alighieri in Florence, Italy, the son of Alighiero di Bellincione Alighieri, a notary, and his first wife. His studies included rhetoric, grammar, philosophy, literature , theology, philosophy, and theology. In 1293, he joined the guild of physicians and apothecaries in order to gain entry into the political life of the city. About that same year, he published "Vita Nuova," a combination of lyrical verse and poetic prose telling the story of his love for Beatrice. About 1295, he married Gemma di Manetto Donati, with whom he had at least four children. His political career culminated in his taking the office of Priore in 1300. Unfortunately, his ruling party split into two factions known as Bianchi and Neri, and his Bianchi faction represented opposition to the papal legate. He faced a charge of hostility to the Church and corrupt practices as a result, and he was sentenced to pay a heavy fine and to perpetual exclusion from office in 1302. At the beginning of April that year, the whole of the Bianchi faction were driven out of Florence. He withdrew from active participation in politics the following year after appeals failed. In 1304, he apparently traveled to Bologna where he began, but left unfinished, a treatise, "De Vulgari Eloquentia." In 1306, he was expelled from Bologna, and he moved on to Padua where he began the "Convivio." It was probably in 1309 that he wrote his famous work on the monarchy, "De Monarchia." In 1312, he moved on to Pisa, then to Lucca, and then to Ravenna where he completed his most famous work, "La Commedia," later known as "La Divina Commedia," sometime between 1319 and 1321. He died shortly after its completion and was interred in Ravenna. There is a cenotaph in the Basilica of Santa Croce, Florence. He has been lauded as the patriarch of Italian poetry and literature. His influence upon English literature can be seen in Chaucer, Shelley, Byron, Browning, and Tennyson, among others. Numerous Dante societies can be found throughout the world.

Author. Born Durante Alighieri in Florence, Italy, the son of Alighiero di Bellincione Alighieri, a notary, and his first wife. His studies included rhetoric, grammar, philosophy, literature , theology, philosophy, and theology. In 1293, he joined the guild of physicians and apothecaries in order to gain entry into the political life of the city. About that same year, he published "Vita Nuova," a combination of lyrical verse and poetic prose telling the story of his love for Beatrice. About 1295, he married Gemma di Manetto Donati, with whom he had at least four children. His political career culminated in his taking the office of Priore in 1300. Unfortunately, his ruling party split into two factions known as Bianchi and Neri, and his Bianchi faction represented opposition to the papal legate. He faced a charge of hostility to the Church and corrupt practices as a result, and he was sentenced to pay a heavy fine and to perpetual exclusion from office in 1302. At the beginning of April that year, the whole of the Bianchi faction were driven out of Florence. He withdrew from active participation in politics the following year after appeals failed. In 1304, he apparently traveled to Bologna where he began, but left unfinished, a treatise, "De Vulgari Eloquentia." In 1306, he was expelled from Bologna, and he moved on to Padua where he began the "Convivio." It was probably in 1309 that he wrote his famous work on the monarchy, "De Monarchia." In 1312, he moved on to Pisa, then to Lucca, and then to Ravenna where he completed his most famous work, "La Commedia," later known as "La Divina Commedia," sometime between 1319 and 1321. He died shortly after its completion and was interred in Ravenna. There is a cenotaph in the Basilica of Santa Croce, Florence. He has been lauded as the patriarch of Italian poetry and literature. His influence upon English literature can be seen in Chaucer, Shelley, Byron, Browning, and Tennyson, among others. Numerous Dante societies can be found throughout the world.

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«Iura monarchiae superos Phlegetonta lacusque
lustrando cecini voluerunt fata quousque
sed quia pars cessit melioribus hospita castris
actoremque suum petiit felicior astris
hic claudor Dantes patriis extorris ab oris
quem genuit parvi Florentia mater amoris»


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  • Added: 7 Apr 1999
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 5101
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/5101/dante-alighieri: accessed ), memorial page for Dante Alighieri (22 May 1265–14 Sep 1321), Find a Grave Memorial ID 5101, citing Dante Tomb, Ravenna, Provincia di Ravenna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy; Maintained by Find a Grave .