THE SUPREME POET (1265-1321)

Dante Alighieri was born in Florence, Italy. He was an Italian poet and scholar, well known for establishing the use of the vernacular in literature instead of Latin. That is why he is described as the "father" of the modern Italian language. His main works include “Vita Nuova” (The New Life), which describes his love towards Beatrice Portinary throughout his life and his masterpiece “Comedìa” (The Divine Comedy). The Divine Comedy describes Dante's journey through Hell (Inferno), Purgatory (Purgatorio), and Paradise (Paradiso) and it is one of the most important poems of all time. Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio are also called the “tre corone” (three crowns) of Italian literature.