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Dante Alighieri (1265–1321)

Dante Alighieri was born in 1265 into the lower nobility of Florence, to Alighiero di Bellincione d'Alighiero, a moneylender. A precocious student, Dante's education focused on rhetoric and grammar. He also became enamored with a young girl, Beatrice Portinari, whose death in 1290 threw a grieving Dante into intense religious studies. Though the ... See full bio »

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 2017 Inferno Dantesco Animato (Short) (written by)
 2013 Dante's Hell Animated (Short)
 2013 The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (TV Series) (inspired by: "Inferno" - 1 episode)
- Zandonai: Francesca da Rimini (2013) ... (inspired by: "Inferno" - as Dante)
 2012 Purgatorio (novel)
 2010 Mea Maxima Culpa (Short)
 2010 O somma luce (Short) (poem)
 2010 Dante's Inferno: An Animated Epic (Video) (poem)
 2010 Dante's Inferno: Abandon All Hope (Documentary short) (story)
 2008 Inferno Purgatorio Paradiso (Video) (poem: "La Divina Commedia" - uncredited)
 2007 Roberto Benigni: Il quinto dell'Inferno (TV Special documentary) (poem)
 2007 Dante's Inferno (novel - uncredited)
 2002 The Lost (Video Game) (story "La Divina Commedia")
 2002 Roberto Benigni: Tutto Dante - L'ultimo del Paradiso (TV Special documentary) (poem "La Divina Commedia")
 1990 A TV Dante (TV Mini-Series) (poem - 4 episodes)
- Cantos 7 and 8 (1990) ... (poem)
- Cantos 5 and 6 (1990) ... (poem)
- Cantos 3 and 4 (1990) ... (poem)
- Cantos 1 and 2 (1990) ... (poem)
 1985 Rosso (monologue)
 1983 Il trittico (TV Series) (book "Inferno" - 1 episode)
- Gianni Schicchi (1983) ... (book "Inferno")
 1981 The Comoedia (poem: "La divina commedia")
 1974 Pokol - Inferno (TV Movie) (poem "La Divina Commedia")
 1969 Samuel Beckett (Short) (poem "La Divina Commedia")
 1967 High Dreams (TV Mini-Series documentary) (poem - 1 episode)
- The Divine Comedy (1967) ... (poem)
 1960 Klassische Liebespaare - getanzt (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Paolo und Francesco (1960) ... (as Dante)
 1955 13 Cantos of Hell (Short) (poem)
 1935 L'enfer (poem: "La Divina Commedia" - uncredited)
 1925 Maciste aux enfers (quotations - english version)
 1924 Dante's Inferno (quotations)
 1919 Beatrice (story)
 1912 Il paradiso (Visioni dantesche) (Short) (poem)
 1911 L'enfer (poem "La Divina Commedia")
 1911 Il purgatorio (Short) (poem "La Divina Commedia")
 1911 L'enfer (Short) (poem "La Divina Commedia")
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Novel: "La Divina Commedia" (filmed as Dante's Inferno (1924)), L'enfer (1911), Dante's Inferno (2007),))

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There is no greater pain than to remember a happy time when one is in misery. See more »


His bones rest in Ravenna, Italy, but a portion of the dirt on which his coffin rested was donated to the city of Florence. Early in this century a librarian lost it, but it was re-discovered on July 19, 1999.

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