• Born date: 1265-06-01
  • Born in: ItalY
  • Death year: 0013
  • Death in: Venice
Dante Alighieri

Durante degli Alighieri, simply called Dante (UK /ˈdænti/, US /ˈdɑːnteɪ/; Italian: [ˈdante]; c. 1265–1321), was a major Italian poet of the Middle Ages. His Divine Comedy, originally called Comedìa and later called Divina by Boccaccio, is widely considered the greatest literary work composed in the Italian language and a masterpiece of world literature.In Italy he is called il Sommo Poeta ("the Supreme Poet") and il Poeta.