Dante Alighieri

1265 - 1321

Dante Alighieri

Dante Alighieri (Italian: [ˈdante aliˈɡjɛːri]), probably baptized Durante di Alighiero degli Alighieri and often referred to simply as Dante (, also US: ,; c. 1265 – 1321), was an Italian poet. His Divine Comedy, originally called Comedìa (modern Italian: Commedia) and later christened Divina by Giovanni Boccaccio, is widely considered the most important poem of the Middle Ages and the greatest literary work in the Italian language.Dante is known for establishing the use of the vernacular in literature at a time when most poetry was written in Latin, making it accessible only to the most educated readers. His De vulgari eloquentia (On Eloquence in the Vernacular) was one of the first scholarly defenses of the vernacular. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Dante Alighieri has received more than 5,465,769 page views. His biography is available in 174 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 2nd most popular writer.

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Among writers, Dante Alighieri ranks 2 out of 4,883Before him are William Shakespeare. After him are Homer, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Hans Christian Andersen, J. R. R. Tolkien, Voltaire, Victor Hugo, Franz Kafka, Leo Tolstoy, and Molière.

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Among people born in 1265, Dante Alighieri ranks 1After him are Duns Scotus, Temür Khan, Andrew III of Hungary, Beatrice Portinari, Alfonso III of Aragon, Henry of Bohemia, Emperor Fushimi, Lucia, Countess of Tripoli, María de Molina, Ramon Muntaner, and Otto III, Duke of Carinthia. Among people deceased in 1321, Dante Alighieri ranks 1After him are Yunus Emre, Stefan Milutin, Birger, King of Sweden, Matthew III Csák, María de Molina, and Ibn al-Banna' al-Marrakushi.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Dante Alighieri ranks 8 out of 3,282Before him are Marco Polo (1254), Christopher Columbus (1451), Galileo Galilei (1564), Julius Caesar (-100), Michelangelo (1475), and Archimedes (-287). After him are Augustus (-63), Raphael (1483), Antonio Vivaldi (1678), Niccolò Machiavelli (1469), Benito Mussolini (1883), and Cicero (-106).

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Among writers born in Italy, Dante Alighieri ranks 1After him are Virgil (-70), Ovid (-43), Petrarch (1304), Giovanni Boccaccio (1313), Horace (-65), Giacomo Casanova (1725), Umberto Eco (1932), Giorgio Vasari (1511), Cato the Elder (-243), Catullus (-84), and Carlo Collodi (1826).

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