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Description: Dante Alighieri - Italian poet, author of "Divine Comedy" /"La Divina Commedia"/.
Born in 1265 in Florence, Italy.
In the late medieval /13th century / Florentine state was torn by political strife and unrest.
Dante was condemned and forced into exile. Due to various circumstances, Dante never returned to his native Florence.
He receives political patronage in Verona and Ravenna.
Dante is perhaps the most outstanding representative of Italian progressive thought and literature from the early Renaissance.
He died in 1321 in Ravenna, Italy.
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