The Exile of Dante Alighieri

On January 27, 1302, Dante Alighieri, simply called Dante, was exiled from Florence. He was a major Italian poet of the Late Middle Ages/Early Renaissance. His Divine Comedy, originally called Comedìa and later christened Divina by Boccaccio, is widely considered the most important poem of the Middle Ages and the greatest literary work in the Italian language. In the late Middle Ages, the majority of poetry … Continue reading The Exile of Dante Alighieri