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  Dante Alighieri - MSN Encarta
Dante Alighieri (1265-1321), Italian poet, and one of the supreme figures of world literature, who was admired for the depth of his spiritual vision and for the range of his intellectual accomplishment.
Dante was born in Florence between late May and early June 1265, into a family of the lower nobility.
Dante’s political hopes were strongly aroused by the arrival in Italy in 1310 of Henry VII, king of Germany and Holy Roman emperor.
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 Dante Alighieri
Dante thus grew up amidst the triumphs of the Florentine democracy, in which he took some share fighting in the front rank of the Guelph cavalry at the battle of Campaldino (11 June, 1289), when the Tuscan Ghibellines were defeated by the forces of the Guelph league, of which Florence was the head.
Dante's vehement denunciation of the ecclesiastical corruption of his times, and his condemnation of most of the contemporary popes (including the canonized Celestine V) to hell have led to some questioning as to the poet's attitude towards the Church.
Dante may be said to have made Italian poetry, and to have stamped the mark of his lofty and commanding personality upon all modern literature.
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 Alighieri Dante
Dante served the commune in various councils and was ambassador to San Gimignano in 1300 and then to Rome.
Dante had married (1292?) Gemma Donati, by whom he had two sons and one or two daughters, but she did not accompany him into exile.
Dante's idea was to make the world of his poem a mirror of the world of the Christian God of his era.
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 GradeSaver: ClassicNote: Biography of Dante Alighieri
Dante is one of the greatest poets in the Italian language; with the comic story-teller Boccaccio and the poet Petrarch, he forms the classic trio of Italian authors.
Dante Alighieri was born in the city-state Florence in 1265.
Dante attributed all the heavenly virtues to her soul and imagined, in his masterpiece The Divine Comedy, that she was his guardian angel who alternately berated and encouraged him on his search for salvation.
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 Dante Alighieri - Books and Biography
The development of Dante's almost messianic sense of the imperial role is hard to trace, but it was doubtless affected by his bitterness over what he saw as the autocratic and treacherous conduct of Pope Boniface, and a growing conviction that only a strong central authority could bring order to Italy.
Dante's engagement with philosophy cannot be studied apart from his vocation as a writer -- as a poet whose theme, from first to last is the significance of his love for Beatrice, but also as an intellectual strongly committed to raising the level of public discourse.
Dante himself probably studied under Brunetto Latini (1220-94), whose encyclopedic Livres dou Tresor (1262-66), written while Brunetto was a political exile in France, provided vernacular readers with a compendium of the Liberal Arts and a digest of Aristotelian ethical and political thought [Meier; Imbach, 37-47; Davis (1984), 166-97].
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Dante Alighieri was born into a Florentine family of noble ancestry.
When Dante was asked why he still continued unhappily to love her, he answered: "Ladies, the end of my love was indeed the greeting of this lady, of whom you are perhaps thinking, and in that greeting lay my beatitude, for it was the end of all my desires.
Dante argued in Monarchia, that there should be one supreme ruler, the Emperor, not the Pope, as during the reign of Augustus.
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 Dante Alighieri - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Dante was the author of the Divine Comedy, one of the greatest of literary classics.
Dante married Gemma Donati, had three children, and was active (1295-1300) as councilman, elector, and prior of Florence.
Dante Alighieri Society of Jersey City to Honor NJ Supreme Court Retired Justice Marie L. Garibaldi: All-male Italian-American fraternal organization honors a woman for the first time
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 Dante Alighieri. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Dante married Gemma Donati, had three children, and was active (1295–1300) as councilman, elector, and prior of Florence.
Dante entitled it Commedia; the adjective Divina was added in the 16th cent.
Through his masterpiece Dante established Tuscan as the literary language of Italy, surpassed all previous Italian writers, and gave rise to a vast literature.
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 Dante Alighieri   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Dante Alighieri (1265-1321), Italian poet, and one of the supreme figures of world literature, who was admired for his spiritual vision and for his intellectual accomplishment.
Dante was born in Florence, and the most significant event of his youth, according to his own account, was his meeting in 1274 with Beatrice, the woman whom he loved, and whom he exalted in his later works.
Dante rejected the invitation, maintaining that he would never return unless he were accorded full dignity and honor.
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 Biography: Dante Alighieri, poet (15 Sept 1321)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Dante Alighieri is beyond doubt the greatest of Italian poets, and, many readers think, one of the greatest poets that Western civilization has produced.
Dante called his work simply "The Comedy." Later Italian writers speaking of the work called it "The Divine Comedy," by which name it is usually known today.) It appears that he had finished the first of its three parts by 1314, and the last only shortly before his death on 14 September 1321.
Or, like Dante, he (she) may look at another human being who somehow seems to sum up in her (his) person the meaning of life and the goal of all desire, to be a window through whom the Glory is revealed.
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 Dante Alighieri on the Web
Dante Alighieri (the real first name was Durante, Dante is a sort of nickname) was born in Florence in May or June 1265, from a low-aristocracy family (not very wealthy) of the guelfo party.
Dante’s first studies were mainly in rhetoric, grammar, philosophy, literature and theology.
After the death of Bice di Folco Portinari (loved by Dante, who mentioned her in his work with the name of Beatrice) Dante began studying philosophy and theology in depth, also attending some sort of cultural associations in Florence (the Studia) which provided lessons mainly about Aristotle and St.
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 DANTE CHRONOLOGY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
1301 - Dante is sent to Rome as an envoy to Pope Boniface VIII, as Charles of Valois approaches Florence.
Dante is banished from the city for two years and forever excluded from public office.
Later in the same year his banishment is made perpetual, and he is condemned to be burned alive if taken in the territory of the Florentine Republic.
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 Dante Alighieri (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
Dante's engagement with philosophy cannot be studied apart from his vocation as a writer, in which he sought to raise the level of public discourse by educating his countrymen and inspiring them to pursue happiness in the contemplative life.
Dante describes the genesis of his love of philosophy, and reflects on the ability of philosophical understanding to mediate religious truth, tracing the desire for knowledge from its origin as an inherent trait of human nature to the point at which the love of wisdom expresses itself directly as love of God.
Dante deploys the Aristotelian physics of desire to explain the relationship of the Empyrean to the lesser heavens, yet it is at the same time beyond space, a wholly spiritual realm where blessed spirits participate in the divine mind.
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 Dante Alighieri Academy
Dante Alighieri Academy came into existence in 1974 through a cooperative venture of the local community of St. Charles Borromeo Parish, the Metropolitan Separate School Board (now the Toronto Catholic District School Board), and the Sisters of St. John the Baptist.
Dante Alighieri Academy, having its mandate from Catholic parents and the Catholic Bishops, strives to educate and form its students in the image of Christ to live as believing and compassionate citizens who will leave our community better equipped to function responsibly in a society whose values often run counter to the Gospel.
Kevin Feng from Dante Alighieri Academy is the recipient of the Norm Forma Bursary 2006 in recognition for academic achievement.--More
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 Dante's Divine Comedy
The number 3 in Dante's time was significant because it was considered holy--since the Father (God), Son (Jesus), and Holy Ghost comprise the Trinity.
Dante Pilgrim and Dante Poet shall henceforth refer to Dante as the main character in the Comedia and the author, respectively.
Mary accepts and Dante is sent on a three-day trip through Hell, and on up Mount Purgatory on the other side of the world, and finally to Heaven in the sky.
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 Dante Alighieri - Biography and Works
Dante Alighieri (1265-1321), Italian poet wrote La Divina Commedia (The Divine Comedy), his allegory of life and God as revealed to a pilgrim, written in terza rima; Inferno (Hell), Purgatorio (Purgatory), and Paradiso (Paradise), written between 1307 and 1321.
It is said that Dante fought with the Guelphs as a cavalryman in the battle of Campaldino (1289), referred to in Purgatorio, which led to the defeat of the Ghibellines.
Dante traveled throughout Italy, for a time a guest of Malaspina, and there is some evidence that he also visited Paris and England.
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 Dante Alighieri and Florence   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
n 1302, Dante Alighieri was to be exiled from Florence by its government and excommunicated by Pope Boniface VIII for being in the losing party, the Whites, who were opposed by the Blacks, both parties divisions of the Guelfs, in opposition to the Ghibellines.
When Dante later wrote this poem in the bitterness of exile about his vision, his dream, he had had in Florence, he dated it so because Florence, with the lily, is the city of the Annunciation and she always used this theological date for her New Year until the Eighteenth Century.
Dante's Florence is not on the sea nor was it a maritime nation, unlike Genoa or Venice, Norway or Iceland, but Dante draws on Greek literature, reflected in Roman literature, concerning great voyages in great epic poems.
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 Dante's Inferno Summary & Essays - Dante Alighieri   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Dante’s use of the word “comedy” is medieval by definition.
To Dante and his contemporaries, the term “comedy” meant a tale with a happy ending, not a funny story as the word has since come to mean.
The words in Dante’s Inferno include many which most students have never heard or seen; since these words relate to the geography of a foreign country, people who are not well-known, and lesser mythological characters, students should adjust their reading rate accordingly.
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 Island of Freedom - Dante Alighieri
Dante Alighieri, called Dante, wrote the poetic masterpiece La Divina Commedia, or The Divine Comedy, which helped establish his native Tuscan dialect as the literary language of Italy.
Dante's life spanned the troubled years of the late Middle Ages, in which the long struggle between pope and emperor for supremacy in Italy reached its most acute phase, and in which the concept of nationalism, exemplified by the growing power of the French monarchy, was displacing the medieval vision of a united Christendom.
In the political wars between the Guelphs and Ghibellines (the pro-Papal and Imperial parties, respectively), Dante was originally a Guelph and in 1289 fought with his fellow citizens against the Ghibellines at the Battle of Campaldino.
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 Dante Alighieri - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Dante (a White Guelf) pretended that his family descended from the ancient Romans (Inferno, XV, 76), but the earliest relative he can mention by name is Cacciaguida degli Elisei (Paradiso, XV, 135), of no earlier than about 1100.
Dante, poised between the mountain of purgatory and the city of Florence, displays the famous incipit Nel mezzo del cammin di nostra vita in a detail of Domenico di Michelino's painting, Florence 1465.
In Dante's time, all serious scholarly works were written in Latin (a tradition that would persist for several hundred years more, until the waning years of the Enlightenment) and works written in any other language were assumed to be comedic in nature.
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 Christian History - Dante Alighieri - 131 Christians Everyone Should Know
Dante was born into a Florentine family of low aristocracy.
All of Dante's life was shaped by the long conflict between the champions of papal power (the Guelfs) and those who supported German imperial control of Italy (the Ghibellines).
Dante finished the epic poem just before his death, and it was almost immediately recognized as brilliant.
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 Amazon.com: Dante (Penguin Lives): Books: R. W. B. Lewis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Dante became a literary man, exalting the welfare of the commune over the warfare of the two sides.
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 Dante's masterpiece: "The Commedia, to which the adjective Divina was affixed two centuries afterward, is, all things considered, the greatest single poem ever written; and in one perspective, as has been said, it is autobiographical: the journey of a man to find himself and make himself after having been cruelly mistreated in his homeland.
www.amazon.com /Dante-Penguin-Lives-W-Lewis/dp/0670899097   (2539 words)

 Index of Dante Alighieri's La Divina Commedia's Mathematical Web-Pages
The math and science that Dante uses does get sophisticated as the student continues to analyze and study the system link by link.
There is also a discussion concerning the promise Dante made in his La Vita Nuova to write a greater tribute to Beatrice.
Dante was able to keep the amount of times he used a Base Number within an acceptable percentage range.
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 Amazon.com: The Divine Comedy: Books: Dante Alighieri,John Ciardi   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Dante Alighieri's poetic masterpiece, The Divine Comedy, is a moving human drama, an unforgettable visionary journey through the infinite torment of Hell, up the arduous slopes of Purgatory, and on to the glorious realm of Paradise-the sphere of universal harmony and eternal salvation.
The translation of Dante would have been diluted if Ciardi were to try and bring the 14th century to us through the modernization of the language, symbolism, and even the geography of Dante's world.
Dante also told the people he talked to that he would tell of them when he returns to earth but they were less excited because they were in paradiso and it was less important to them.
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 Dante Alighieri — Infoplease.com
Dante Alighieri: Works - Works Dante's reputation as the outstanding figure of Italian letters rests mainly on the Divine...
Dante Alighieri: Bibliography - Bibliography There are numerous translations of the Divine Comedy, including those by M. Dante Alighieri: Life - Life Born into a Guelph family (see Guelphs and Ghibellines) of decayed nobility, Dante moved in...
Dante as piagnone prophet: Girolamo Benivieni's "Cantico in laude di Dante" (1506).(Dante Alighieri)(paradise, politics, and poetry)(Critical......
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