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Dante - La Vita Nuova

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Misty Coller

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1265-1320 Dante Alighieri Who is Dante Alighieri? La Divina Commedia Dante Alighieri was born in Florence Italy in 1265. Stepping outside the box Brunetto Latini- mentor

Guido Cavalcanti- best friend and reason why Dante wrote his first book in Italian.

Beatrice Portinari- Muse, and the basis of La Vita Nuova meaning The New Life.

Guido Guinizelli- Poet Impact Dante grew up in Florence during a time of political turmoil. Public Career The Divine Comedy Bibliography " Dante Biography - Facts, Birthday, Life Story - Biography.com ." Famous Biographies & TV Shows - Biography.com . N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Jan. 2013. <http://www.biography.com/people/dante-9265912>. Alighieri, Dante. "Dante's Inferno Dante Alighieri Study Guide & Homework Help - Biography - eNotes.com." Study Guides, Lesson Plans, Homework Help, Answers & More - enotes.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 31 Jan. 2013. <http://www.enotes.com/dantes-inferno/author-biography>. "Dante (Italian poet) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia." Britannica Online Encyclopedia. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Jan. 2013. <http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/151164/Dante>. "The Classic Text: Dante Alighieri." UW-Milwaukee. N.p., n.d. Web. 31 Jan. 2013. <http://www4.uwm.edu/libraries/special/exhibits/clastext/clspg064.cfm>. He was an Italian poet, prose writer, literary theorist, moral philosopher, and political thinker. Who is Dante Alighieri? Not much is known about Dante's immediate family, and most of what is known about Dante's life has been told by him. Dante married Gemma Donati, yet he was in love with Beatrice Portinari. Dante also fought as a cavalryman. This was a time period where most works of literature were written in Latin. Dante changed that by writing his first book in Italian. Who influenced Dante? La Vita Nuova La Vita Nuova was Dante's first book of verse and noteworthy because it was written in Italian. The book talks about how he met Beatrice, fell in love with her and how he found out about her death. This was the time of the Guelfs and Ghibellines civil conflict.

Guelfs were divided into a party of Blacks and a party of Whites which Dante belonged to.

Dante disagreed with the ambitions of the Pope.

Dante was later exiled from Florence in 1302 Il Convivo The Banquet Dante discussed the challenging moral and political issues of his time in the Il Convivo. Dante is basically the TMZ of his time. De Monarchia On Monarchy Dante expands on the political arguments made in Il Convivo in De Monarchia.

He discusses the political issues of Clement and Henry.

Dante also discusses the true powers of empire. The Divine Comedy is Dante's most influential works of literature.
The Divine Comedy is an allegory of human life and the journey through the Christian afterlife.
Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso
Virgil guides Dante through the Inferno and Purgatorio while Beatrice guides him through Paradiso. The Divine Comedy has been very influential in the works of many poets of our time.

It has been considered a major work since Giovanni Boccaccio first wrote on Dante's life.

As Shakespeare is considered the father of the English Language Dante is considered the father of the Italian language.

Dante influenced works such as:
Lemony Snicket
Dante is essentially the first tabloid. "Descriptions of the Levels of Dante's Inferno." 4degreez.com Interactive Teen Community (Jokes, Chat, Boards, Poetry, Teens, Teenagers). N.p., n.d. Web. 4 Feb. 2013. <http://www.4degreez.com/misc/dante-inferno-information.html>.
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