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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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We sacrifice to dress, till household joys And comforts cease. Dress drains our cellar dry, And keeps our larder clean; puts out our fires, And introduces hunger, frost and woe, Where peace and hospitality might reign. Dress changes the manners.
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