Dante Alighieri

Dante Alighieri

Born: January 01, 1970

Nationality: Italian

Occupation: Poet, statesman

Biography: Durante degli Alighieri, mononymously referred to as Dante, was a major Italian poet of the Middle Ages. His Divine Comedy, originally called Commedia and later called Divina by Boccaccio, is considered the greatest literary work composed in the Italian language and a masterpiece of world literature.

Source/Notes: The Divine Comedy (c. 1308–1321), Paradiso, Canto I, line 34
Source/Notes: The Divine Comedy (c. 1308–1321), Inferno, Canto III

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Dante Alighieri

“Follow your own star”

- Dante Alighieri

Source/Notes: Variant translation: "Follow your own light" - The Divine Comedy (c. 1308–1321), Purgatorio, Canto XXVII
Source/Notes: The Divine Comedy (c. 1308–1321), Paradiso, Canto I, line 34

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