Dante Alighieri Quotes (120 quotes)




Dante Alighieri
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The Divine Comedy (c. 1308–1321), Paradiso, Canto I, line 34
Dante Alighieri
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The Divine Comedy (c. 1308–1321), Inferno, Canto III
Dante Alighieri
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The Divine Comedy (c. 1308–1321), The Inferno, Canto XXVI, lines 118-120
Dante Alighieri
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Variant translation: "Follow your own light" - The Divine Comedy (c. 1308–1321), Purgatorio, Canto XXVII
Dante Alighieri
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The Divine Comedy (c. 1308–1321), Paradiso, Canto I, line 34


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Dante Alighieri
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Born: June 1, 1265

Died: September 13, 1321 (aged 56)

Nationality: Italian

Occupation: Poet, statesman

Bio: 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.

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