Dante Alighieri

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Dante Alighieri: 

Dante Alighieri

Birth of a Writer: 

Birth of a Writer He was born in Florence, Italy San Martino quarter Late May/Early June of 1265 He was born to Alighiero di Bellincione Alighieri and Bella degli Abati

Dante’s Life: 

Dante’s Life Dante’s family was intertwined in the discords between the Guelphs and the Ghibellines , two rival political parties of Florence His father was passively linked to the Guelphs , but wasn’t punished as harshly as other Guelphs when the Ghibellines took over in Florence

Dante’s Life: 

Dante’s Life Dante “met” Beatrice Portinari , whom he fell in love with at first sight, at the age of nine After the age of eighteen, Dante saw her often, but never new her well They commonly exchanged greetings in the street Dante essentially set the example for courtly love

Dante’s Life: 

Dante’s Life Throughout his marriage, Dante wrote many love sonnets to Beatrice, but none to his wife, Gemma

Dante’s Life: 

Dante’s Life Before Literature, he entered the Guild of Physicians and Apothecaries He did this so he could participate in public life

Dante’s Influences: 

Dante’s Influences Dante was influenced by many writers Aristotle Virgil Lucan Dante also influenced other writers Geoffrey Chaucer William Blake

Dante’s Literature: 

Dante’s Literature La Divina Commedia (The Divine Comedy) Describes Dante’s trip through heaven (paradise), purgatory, and Hell Dante is guided by Virgil and Beatrice Written in 1308-1321

Dante’s Literature: 

Dante’s Literature La Vita Nuova (The New Life) Written in 1295 A mixtures of common and poetic that talks about courtly love Beatrice was the main character People in the poems don’t have last names; that way, they can never be identified

Dante’s Literature: 

Dante’s Literature De Monarchia (Of Monarchy) One of the most important things Dante ever wrote Treatise on secular and religious power The poet explains that both powers are separate, but equal

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