Dante Alighieri, born Durante degli Alighieri but better known simply as Dante, was born in Florence in 1265. He is best known as a poet and is considered one of the finest in world history, known in Italian as "the Supreme Poet" (il Sommo Poeta). He died in 1321.
5 Jan 2008  The Divine Comedy, Canto 5 (poetry)  Dante sees the condemned assigned to levels down below, then talks with Francesca and learns the dangers of Love and Lancelot. With illustrations by Gustave Doré.
13 Oct 2007  The Divine Comedy, Canto 2 (poetry)  Dante reconsiders the journey, and Virgil reveals how he came to intervene on Dante's behalf. With illustrations by Gustave Doré.
12 Oct 2007  The Divine Comedy, Canto 1 (poetry)  The poet begins his quest and meets Virgil, his guide. With illustrations by Gustave Doré.