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Roughly around 1307, Dante began to work on his most ambitious masterpiece, “La divina Commedia” (“The Divine Comedy”), which he managed to finish in 1321, a short time before his death. The poem explains the journey of a first person narrator through hell and heaven, where he comes into an encounter with the souls of ancient historical figures.
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Dante Alighieri was born in Florence in the year of 1265. He is regarded as one of the most significant Italian poets and also one of the most brilliant writers of ancient European medieval times. Unfortunately, very little is known of his life. He went to the Franciscan school at the Convent of Santa Croce and later attended the Dominican School of Santa Maria Novella. According to records, it is certified that he was coached in Florence by Brunetto Latini, a very noteworthy orator and philosopher.