A biography of dante alighieri a medieval poet

Mixing religion and private concerns in his writings, he invoked the worst anger of God against his city and suggested several particular targets that were also his personal enemies. Years after his marriage to Gemma he claims to have met Beatrice again; he wrote several sonnets to Beatrice but never mentioned Gemma in any of his poems.

These are concentric and spherical, as in Aristotelian and Ptolemaic cosmology. Antonia later became a nun, taking the name Sister Beatrice. Nonetheless, a tomb was built for him in Florence inin the Basilica of Santa Croce.

The Paradiso is consequently more theological in nature than the Inferno and the Purgatorio. While the vision of Hell, the Inferno, is vivid for most modern readers, the theological niceties presented in the other books require a certain amount of patience and knowledge to appreciate.

When Beatrice died inDante sought refuge in Latin literature. In the Convivio Dante also defends the use of the vernacular as a suitable medium for ethical and scientific subjects, as well as amorous ones.

Some not sure sources say that he was also in Paris between and It was in the name of this love that Dante left his imprint on the dolce stil novo sweet new style, a term which Dante himself coinedand he would join other contemporary poets and writers in exploring never-before-emphasized aspects of love Amore.

In Henry assaulted Florence and defeated the Black Guelphs, but there is no evidence that Dante was involved. The poem amazes by its array of learning, its penetrating and comprehensive analysis of contemporary problems, and its inventiveness of language and imagery.

It is known that he studied Tuscan poetry. Education and poetry[ edit ] This section needs additional citations for verification. Life[ change change source ] Dante Alighieri was born inbetween May 14 and June 13, under the name "Durante Alighieri.

The work is much more assured and on a larger scale than anything he had produced in Florence; it is likely he would have undertaken such a work only after he realized his political ambitions, which had been central to him up to his banishment, had been halted for some time, possibly forever.

He was fully conversant with the classical tradition, drawing for his own purposes on such writers as VirgilCiceroand Boethius. During the period of his exile Dante corresponded with Dominican theologian Fr.

Its first section, the Infernobegins, "Nel mezzo del cammin di nostra vita" "Midway upon the journey of our life"implying that Dante was around 35 years old, since the average lifespan according to the Bible Psalm He took part in the disputes that the two principal mendicant orders Franciscan and Dominican publicly or indirectly held in Florence, the former explaining the doctrines of the mystics and of St.

Exile and death[ change change source ] Boniface quickly dismissed the other delegates and asked Dante alone to remain in Rome. She died when Dante was seven years old, and Alighiero soon married again, to Lapa di Chiarissimo Cialuffi.

Woodcut for Inferno, canto Through his love lyrics he became known to other poets of Florence, and most important to him was his friendship with Guido Cavalcantiwhich resulted from an exchange of sonnets. The second and third sections contain 33 cantos apiece; the Inferno has 34, since its opening canto is an introduction to the entire work.

She is believed to have been Bice, the daughter of Folco Portinari, and later the wife of Simone dei Bardi. At the same time November 1,Charles of Valois entered Florence with the Black Guelphs, who in the next six days destroyed much of the city and killed many of their enemies.

Later he is supposed to have lived in Lucca with a woman called Gentucca, who made his stay comfortable and was later gratefully mentioned in Purgatorio, XXIV, Inthe military officer controlling Florence granted an amnesty to Florentines in exile, but the government of the city insisted that returning expatriots were required to pay a large fine and do public penance.Dante Alighieri >The Italian poet Dante Alighieri () wrote "The Divine Comedy [1]," >the greatest poetic composition of the Christian Middle Ages [2] and the >first masterpiece of world literature written in a modern European >vernacular.

Dante: Dante Alighieri (–) was an Italian poet, prose writer, and political thinker who is best known for his epic poem The Divine Comedy. Dante was a Medieval Italian poet and philosopher whose poetic trilogy, The Divine Comedy, made an indelible impression on both literature and theology.

Synopsis. Dante Alighieri (Mey/Juin c – September 14, ), commonly kent as Dante, wis an Italian poet o the Middle Ages.

He wis born in Florence; he dee'd an is buried in Ravenna.

Dante Alighieri

The name Dante is, accordin tae the words o Jacopo Alighieri. Dante's Lyric Poetry: Poems of Youth and of the 'Vita Nuova'.

University of Toronto Press, Kierkegaard and the Patristic and Medieval Traditions. Ashgate. pp.

– dizionario critico e ragionato di quanto concerne la vita e le opere di Dante Alighieri Notable works: Divine Comedy.

Meet Dante Alighieri: a Medieval Italian poet with a fascinating life who wrote about everything from philosophy to politics to the afterlife. We will discuss his .

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