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  Beatrice Portinari - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Although the details surrounding the life of Beatrice Portinari, pronounced bay'-a-treech-eh, (1266-1290) are subject to much dispute, there is little doubt she was a major influence in Dante Alighieri's life, influencing particularly his works of La Vita Nuova and La Divina Commedia.
Beatrice's influence was far from simple inspiration, she appeared as a character in his two greatest works - La Vita Nuova and La Divina Commedia.
Having already referred to Beatrice as his salvation, this idea is further touched upon in La Divina Commedia, where she appears as a guide through heaven.
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 Beatrice - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Beatrice Portinari, Dante Alighieri's great love and muse (probably the most famous bearer of the name).
Beatrice Cenci, an Italian woman in the 16th century, died by decapitation.
Beatrice is a female singer who represented Bosnia and Herzegovina together with Dino Merlin in the Eurovision Song Contest 1999.
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 Beatrice Portinari: biography and encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Beatrice (pronounced Bay-ah-treech-ey) in Italian (Italian: A native or inhabitant of Italy).
Dante first met Beatrice in Florence (Florence: A town in northeast South Carolina; transportation center), his home city, when he was nine years old and she was eight.
Beatrice's influence was far from simple inspiration, she appeared as a character in his two greatest works - La Vita Nuova (La Vita Nuova: la vita nuova is a book of verse written by dante alighieri, roughly around the year...
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 beatrice portinari   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Although the details surrounding the life of Beatrice Portinari (1266-1290) are subject to much dispute, there is little doubt she was a major influence in Dante Alighieri's life, influencing particularly his works of La Vita Nuova and La Divina Commedia.
Following their first meeting, Dante was so enthralled by Beatrice that he later wrote in La Vita Nuova: "Here is a deity stronger than I; who coming, shall rule over me." Indeed, she did and Dante frequented parts of Florence, his home city, where he thought he might catch even a glimpse of her.
Although Beatrice was most likely a very beautiful lady, her beauty is not what Dante fell for her when he met her.
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 Beatrice - Britannica Concise   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Beatrice is usually identified as Beatrice Portinari, the daughter of a noble Florentine family, who married Simone de' Bardi and died at the age of 24 on June 8, 1290.
Beatrice - city, seat of Gage county, in the Big Blue River valley, southeastern Nebraska, U.S. Established in 1857, it was named for the daughter of one of its founders, Judge John Kinney.
Beatrice is the seat of the Martin Luther Home for retarded children and the Beatrice State Developmental Center for the mentally ill. The Homestead National Monument of America, comprising the Dan Freeman farm, the...
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 Expressions 1998 - Essays & Poems - Michael Pindell
When he was nearly nine, he saw Beatrice for the first time and he claims to have fallen in love with her at that moment.
Beatrice then denied him her salutation and he was plunged into deep grief.
Beatrice explains that when she was a living person, he was allowed to see her as she really was - a perfect human creature - and thus in loving her, he had sufficiently loved the good.
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 John Addington Symonds:   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The sexcentenary of Beatrice Portinari, which was celebrated two years ago at Florence, compelled the student of Dante's life and writings once more to consider the relation of the poet to his lady.
Early in his boyhood he formed this habit of regarding Beatrice; and after her death, in spite of all temporal changes, the habit was continued: so that at last she became in fact what critics of the allegorical interpretation wish to believe she always had been-a symbol.
Dante, conducted by Beatrice into the circle of the Celestial Rose, proclaims the same creed as Plato when he asserts that the love of a single person, leading the soul upon the way to truth, becomes the means whereby man may ascend to the contemplation of the divine under one of its eternal aspects.
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 Dante's 'love' for Beatrice: A Courtly Romance   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In this epic, Beatrice speaks to Dante on personal terms and is 'maternal, radiant and comforting,' which is certainly an improvement on their real relationship which had barely any personal basis at all.
It is here that Dante begins to shape Beatrice as a person, but as a person of his own creation; the words she speaks and the relationship between them all come from Dante's pen and not from Beatrice herself.
Beatrice was, to him, an ideal, a perfect woman in every sense of the word, and this suited his purpose.
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 Beatrice --  Encyclopædia Britannica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Beatrice is usually identified as Beatrice Portinari, the daughter of a noble…
Beatrice is the seat of the Martin Luther Home for retarded children and the Beatrice State Developmental Center for the mentally ill. The Homestead National Monument of America, comprising the...
British novelist Beatrice Harraden achieved fame with the 1893 publication of her first novel, Ships that Pass in the Night (the title is a quotation from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's famous poem Evangeline).
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 AllRefer.com - Beatrice Portinari (Italian Literature, Biography) - Encyclopedia
bAAtrE´chA pOrtEnA´rE] Pronunciation Key, 1266–90, Florentine woman believed to be the Beatrice of Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy and Vita nuova.
He first saw Beatrice when he was nine years old, and she remained his ideal and inspiration until his death in 1321.
Her identity has been the subject of much controversy.
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 Great Inspirers 4
Beatrice and of the emotions which she excited in his soul during her short life on earth.
Dazzled and comforted by his wonderful vision, Dante, as he had resolved, wrote no more in praise of Beatrice until he had fully prepared himself for his great life-work --for what was to be an imperishable monument to her who was to be the protagonist of his immortal masterpiece as well as its inspiring muse.
For Beatrice not only mitigated the bitterness of his long and cruel exile, but she gave him strength to complete the colossal monument which he had vowed to erect in her honor.
www.nd.edu /Departments/Maritain/etext/zahm3.htm   (8954 words)

  
 iqexpand.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Although the details surrounding the life of Beatrice Portinari, pronounced bay'-a-treech-eh, (1266 - 1290) are subject to much dispute, there is little doubt she was a major influence in Dante...
At the tender age of nine, Dante Alighieri (1265–1321) met Beatrice Portinari (1266–1290), declaring to his soul, “Now is your bliss made manifest,” to...
When he was nearly nine, he saw Beatrice for the first time and he claims to have fallen in love with her at that...
beatrice_portinari.iqexpand.com   (420 words)

  
 Chapter BEAR <i>to</i> Beauty of B by Brewer's Readers Handbook
Beatrice Portinari, a child eight years old, to whom Dantê at the age of nine was ardentl y attached.
She was the daughter of Folco Portinari, a rich citizen of Florence.
Beatrice married Simoni de Bardi, and died before she was 24 years old (1266–1290).
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 Chapter Danaw <i>to</i> Darby and Joan of D by Brewer's Readers Handbook
Some say that Beatrice, in Dantê’s Divina Commedia, merely personifies faith; others think it a real character, and say she was the daughter of an illustrious family of Portinari, for whom the poet entertained a purely platonic affection.
Beatrice Portinari married Simon de Bardi, and died at the age of 24; Dantê was a few months older.
By Beatrice, and not a mistress; I …
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 Beatrice
But I repeat: my/our modern interpretations of Beatrice are useful to your thesis only to the extent that they put into sharper focus how your subjects' interpretations of her and the poem were different, and make it easier for you to characterize what they were thinking.
Beatrice is characterized by her beauty, blessedness, her bright and tearful eyes, gentle voice, and her love.
So, while you and I believe Beatrice is first of all a real woman, it may be also be her duty--and her capacity--to embody something more extensive, of which she was an example as an individual.
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 La Vita Nuova - Psychology Central   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The frame story is simple enough: it recounts Dante's first sight of Beatrice when he was nine and she eight all the way to Dante's mourning after her death, and his determination to write of her "that which has never been written of any woman".
Dante wrote the work at the suggestion of his friend, the poet Guido Cavalcanti, as a means of: first, collecting and publishing the lyrics dealing with Dante's love for Beatrice; second, explaining the autobiographical context of their composition; third, pointing out the expository structure of each lyric as an aid to careful reading.
Not even her surname is given, or any details that would assist readers to identify her among the many ladies of Florence: only the name "Beatrice", because that was both her actual given name and her symbolic name as the conferror of blessing.
psychcentral.com /psypsych/La_Vita_Nuova   (776 words)

  
 Great Inspirers 5
This document is the will of Folco Portinari, Beatrice's father, who died the last day of the year 1289, but a few months before the death of his daughter who, according to Dante's statement in the "Vita Nuova," departed this life on the 9th of June, 1290.
The obsequies of Beatrice's friend and father are real, as is also her brother's friend to whom the 'Vita Nuova' is dedicated and who -- though the name, as every other, is concealed -- is unmistakably shown to have been Guido Cavalcanti.
For Beatrice, as Scherillo declares, was not only the muse and the protagonist of Dante's song, but she was at the same time the creator as well as the creature of his genius -- e la creatura e la creatrice insieme del genio di Dante.
www.nd.edu /Departments/Maritain/etext/zahm4.htm   (7105 words)

  
 Dante Alighieri - Olga's Gallery
Dante recalls how he drew an angel on the anniversary of Beatrice's death: 'and while I did this, chancing to turn my head, I perceived that some were standing beside me to whom I should have given courteous welcome, and that they were observing what I did...
Dante Gabriel Rossetti Beatrice Meeting Dante at a Marriage Feast, Denies Him Her Salutation.
Beatrice sits beside a sundial on which the shadow falls on nine, the hour of her death on 9 June 1290.
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 Romance: Dante & Beatrice
Pen and ink and wash, 14" x 26", Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, MA Dante and Beatrice first met in Florence when he was nearly nine years old (1274) and she was just turned eight.
When exactly nine years had passed since this gracious being appeared to me, as I have described, it happened that on the last day of this intervening period this marvel appeared before me again, dressed in purest white, walking between two other women of distinguished bearing, both older than herself.
Romeo of Villeneuve has done it when he tutored and married all of Count Beranger's four daughters to kings, then walked away from his glory to become a lonely beggar-pilgrim again.
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 Dante, Immanuel and the Fedeli d’Amore
The theory that Dante's Beatrice, like the ladies of the Fedeli d’Amore ia an allegory of Sapienta or the active intellect is affirmed by the philosophy and poetry of the Italian Jewish poet Immanuel Romano (Immanuel of Rome, Immanuel Haromi).
This shows that Beatrice in the poetry of Dante as are the ladies of the Fedeli d’Amore is indeed an allegory of Sapienta and the active intellect.
He is calmed by Beatrice?s explanation of why she came to convince him to take the journey when he hears that Lucia and Rachele had ordered her (Inferno, II:97-108).
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Politically active in Florence from 1295, he was banished in 1302 and became a citizen of all Italy, dying in Ravenna.
It all starts out when Dante’s love Beatrice asks the Virgin Mary to help him see the “error of his ways.” Mary accepts and Dante is sent on a trip through Hell, and on up to Purgatory on the other side of the world, and finally to Heaven.
His second guide is Beatrice, the woman he loved while she lived.
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 Divine Comedy | Characters   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Beatrice summons Virgil from Limbo (Inferno 2) to lead Dante the Pilgrim through Hell, up the Mount of Purgatory to the Garden of Eden.
Beatrice, "bringer of blessedness," is therefore largely responsible for the Pilgrim's (and the poet's) salvation.
The historical Beatrice Portinari (1266-90) was the daughter of Folco Portinari, a wealthy Florentine, and the wife of Simone dei Bardi.
www.enotes.com /divina-commedia/12902/print   (108 words)

  
 OEDILF - Word Search
That he loved her is no longer news.
Beatrice (bay-uh-TREE-chay, also BEE-uh-tris) Portinari (1266-1290) met Dante Alighieri (1265-1321) when she was 8 and he 9 years old.
Although they both married other people, Beatrice remained Dante's muse.
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 Williams (1961) The figure of Beatrice: A study in Dante   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Williams (1961) The figure of Beatrice: A study in Dante
The figure of Beatrice: A study in Dante
Women in literature; Dante Alighieri; Portinari, Beatrice; Characters; Beatrice Portinari; In literature
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 Latin Names - Boy And Girl Names
Diminutive of Beatrice and variant of Beatrix meaning bringer of joy.
Diminutive of Beatrice F: A variant of Beatrix meaning bringer of joy.
In the Divine Comedy, Beatrice was Dante's guide through Paradise, perhaps inspired by Beatrice Portinari who was Dante's earliest love.
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 beatrice - OneLook Dictionary Search
BEATRICE, Beatrice : E Cobham Brewer, The Reader's Handbook [home, info]
Beatrice : Columbia Encyclopedia, Six Edition [home, info]
Phrases that include beatrice: beatrice lillie, cenci beatrice, beatrice portinari, beatrice arthur, beatrice potter webb, more...
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 CINO DA PISTOIA. CANZONE (TO DANTE ALIGHIERI). On the Death of Beatrice Portinari.
The canzone offers a general reading of the Vita Nuova, but with a focus on the later sonnets where Dante laments the death of Beatrice.
The consolation works through a series of pointed allusions to Dante's autobiography and particularly to the celebratory moments in Dante's poetry of praise (see especially “Ladies that have intelligence in love” and “A very pitiful lady, very young”).
All these allusions argue, implicitly, that Dante's own poetry sustains Beatrice as a living presence.
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 CHURCHES OF FLORENCE The Badìa Fiorentina is amous for being the parish church of Beatrice Portinari, the love of ...
CHURCHES OF FLORENCE The Badìa Fiorentina is amous for being the parish church of Beatrice Portinari, the love of Dante's life
The Badìa Fiorentina is an abbey and church of the Fraternity of Jerusalem situated on the Via del Proconsolo in the centre of Florence, Italy.
It is famous for being the parish church of Beatrice Portinari, the love of Dante's life, and the place where he watched her at Mass.
www.paradisepath.com /badia-florentina-florence-italy.html   (310 words)

  
 CheapestBookPrice.com — Dante by R. W. B. Lewis (ISBN 0670899097)
Given the strictures on what can be covered in a small number of pages, other biographers of other writers often focus on an individual's life to the near exclusion of all else, or on the greater cultural context of their work, or on a discussion of the writings, ignoring the writer's world and life.
On progression in the Paradiso: In it, "Dante ascends; he does not climb, as in the Purgatorio, but, as he is constantly remarking, is propelled upward with the speed of an arrow.
Interesting is his celebrated yearning for Beatrice, although he struck her from his life rather quickly after she died in 1290 (Dante was then 25 years old).
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