|Dante (ˈdæntɪ, ˈdɑːnteɪ, Italian ˈdante)|
|full name Dante Alighieri (Italian aliˈɡjɛːri). 1265--1321, Italian poet famous for La Divina Commedia (?1309--?1320), an allegorical account of his journey through Hell, Purgatory, and Paradise, guided by Virgil and his idealized love Beatrice. His other works include La Vita Nuova (?1292), in which he celebrates his love for Beatrice|
An Italian poet of the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries; his full name was Dante Alighieri. Dante is remembered for his masterpiece, The Divine Comedy, an epic about hell, purgatory, and heaven. The Divine Comedy was written as a memorial to Beatrice, a woman whom Dante loved and who died at an early age.