Of all of dante alghieri's works, his greatest and most notable masterpiece is the divine comedy it has influenced religion, politics, literature, and even pop culture but just who was dante alighieri and why was he so obsessed with writing about the horrors of hell read on below to discover fascinating facts about dante. Florence figures prominently in many of dante's works ironically, dante was exiled from florence during the last two decades of his life in addition to his writing career, dante also served as a physician, soldier, and dilettante politician while not necessarily a laugh-out-loud story, dante's the divine comedy is so named. He had a brother, francesco, and a sister, tana (gaetana), born to his father's second wife lapa di chiarissimo cialuffi the majority of the poems are by florentines or poets, such as fra guittone d'arezzo, who lived in close contact with florence these poets' literary and artistic efforts reached their height right when. Dante left behind a wife and children, and plunged again into his writing he had penned his first book in florence: a mix of blank verse and poetic prose called la vita nuova (the new life) it tells the story of his love for beatrice, a woman he'd met briefly when they were both 9 years old—and whom he had loved ever. The divine comedy describes dante's journey through hell (inferno), purgatory ( purgatorio), and paradise (paradiso) he is first guided by the on vernacular literature, partly inspired by the razos de trobar of raimon vidal de bezaudun and la vita nuova (the new life), the story of his love for. Durante degli alighieri commonly dante alighieri, or simply called dante was a major italian poet of the late middle ages his divine comedy, originally called comedìa (modern italian: commedia) and later christened divina by boccaccio, is widely considered the most important poem of the middle.
His early life dante alighieri was born under the sign of gemini, he was thought to be born on may 29, but this is not certain he was born in his early writings attracted the attention of guido cavalcanti, a popular italian poet of the day, as dante's skill became more defined the two became friends it is also thought that. The author of la commedia (the divine comedy), considered a masterwork of world literature, dante alighieri was born durante alighieri in florence, italy, in 1265, to a also unlike the epic works that came before, the divine comedy was written in the vernacular italian, instead of the more acceptable latin or greek. “to the ranks of the best popular biographies of the great florentine poet dante alighieriis added marco santagata's dante [santagata] tells it with a fiercely learned calm and energy throughout as with all first-rate author biographies, the book will propel readers straight back to dante's own works, which is right where. Dante alighieri biography of dante alighieri and a searchable collection of works although his exact birth date is not known, dante alighieri was born in florence, italy in the year 1265 his mother donna dante's autobiographical inferno contains one of the most detailed and influential literary descriptions of hell.
In 205 pages, in graceful prose that never flags, lewis deftly sketches the life of dante alighieri and the times in which he lived, and, very important, offers a reading of his greatest works the early florentine renaissance was a period fraught with political turmoil and lewis does a good job of sorting out the factions and. Dante's early life born between may 20 and jun 20 in 1265, dante alighieri, the poet of la divina commedia (the divine comedy), was one of the most much has been made about the influence of beatrice on dante's literary career—most of which is inaccurate when it focuses on unrequited love or. Born in 1265, dante alighieri would become one of the most renowned and admired poets of all time he wrote about everything from the afterlife to philosophy to politics dante often boasted of his own wisdom, and he usually wrote in vernacular medieval italian so that commoners could have access to his wisdom. Dante alighieri was born in florence on the 29th may 1265 into a well to do guelf family of noble descent his reputation as the most outstanding and prominent figure of european literature and poetry must rest, arguably, with the divinia commedia (although other important works include la vita nuova in which he.
Dante's enduring influence t s eliot once said, “dante and shakespeare divide the modern world between them there is no third” but there was nothing about dante alighieri's (1265–1321) early life or background to suggest greatness, certainly not that he would write one of the world's most important literary works. Nor did he focus his story on remote divinities dante's protagonist is himself, and he will be conducted through eternity by his poetic model (virgil) and his romantic ideal (beatrice) encountering real people in the inferno, dante names names, not only of literary forbears like virgil, homer, and ovid,. Dante's verse collection entitled vita nuova (the new life), though not of the stature of the divine comedy, is well known for its exaltation of beatrice, an idealized figure who inspired love poetry imbued with a fervent religious undertonedante was born in florence in 1265 little is known about his early education, but. Not much is known about his early life, but most scholars agree that he was born sometime in may or june of 1265 he was the son of alighiero di bellincione alighieri and bella degli abati dante's mother died when he was just six years old beatrice was dante's literary muse and inspiration for the divine comedy.
He was born in florence in 1265 under the sign of gemini (between may 21 and june 20) and remained devoted to his native city all his life dante describes how the bible as well as the writings of aristotle, cicero, and seneca, as represented in latini's work, were the mainstays of dante's early culture of these rome. Dante alighieri, popularly known as dante, was a chief italian poet during the middle ages check out this biography to know about his one of his most important works of this early period was 'la vita nuova' (the new life), which he started writing in around 1283 written in italian rather than latin, the. Dante lived in a restless age of political conflict between popes and emperors and of strife within the italian city-states, particularly florence, which was torn between rival factions spiritually and culturally too, there were signs of change with the diffusion of aristotle's physical and metaphysical works, there came the need. Dante is one of the greatest poets in the italian language with the comic story- teller boccaccio and the poet petrarch, he forms the classic trio dante passed from court to court, writing passionate political and moral epistles and finishing his divine comedy, which contains the inferno, purgatorio, and paradiso he finally.
Born in florence in the late thirteenth century, dante alighieri would grow up to become one of the most famed and well-read authors of the italian middle ages beatrice, who he saw quite often in his adult life yet barely knew, who invaded his romanticized works until her early death around the year 1290. We will begin by briefly reviewing the life and times of dante alighieri (1265-1321 ): his career in literature, and his experiences in the social world of medieval florence, and later as a political refugee after he was exiled from his home town all of this prepares us for reading the inferno, the first part of dante's great narrative. Italy is very proud of dante degli alghieri - you can just call him dante - but who was he and how much do we actually know about him blag your way to sounding like an expert with the local's strangest facts about the poet.
Why is it the most important work of italian literature and, indeed, why is it considered a world masterpiece well, this has to do with the work's appeal and part of that – particularly in relation to the inferno, which does have a primacy among the three books – is that it is a powerful story about witnessing and trying to. This pathway describes the formal organization, main themes and complex events relating to the manuscript and editorial history of dante's substantial output, which was highly innovative in relation to the literary conventions of his time alongside his marvellous commedia are his works in latin and the vernacular, to be. Although dante himself wrote very little of his early life, enough facts have been compiled to enable one to form certain conclusions perhaps was born it is also essential to review the major events that took place during his childhood that proceeded his political career, and the cause and effect of his exile from florence. As did shakespeare, dante created archetypes from historical figures and created works both lofty in their literary ambitions and written with universal dante alighieri was born in 1265 to a family with a history of involvement in the complex florentine political scene, and this setting would become a.
Scholars have long debated whether the historical beatrice is intended to be identified with either or both of the beatrices found in dante's writings the tradition that identifies bice di folco portinari as the beatrice loved by dante is now widely, though not unanimously, accepted by scholars.