corner graphic   Hi,    
Finding the new version too difficult to understand? Go to

Bible Dictionaries

1910 New Catholic Dictionary

Dante Alighieri

Resource Toolbox
Additional Links

Poet, born Florence, Italy, 1265; died Ravenna, Italy, 1321. Elected to the chief magistracy of the republic of Venice by the White or constitutional party, he was permanently exiled in 1302 when the Blacks were restored to power. He had already written his first book, the "Vita Nuova" or "New Life," a history of his spiritual love for Beatrice, wife of Simone de' Bardi. In 1309, in anticipation of the visit to Italy of Emperor Henry VII, he wrote his famous treatise on the monarchy "De Monarchia" and in 1317, having settled at Ravenna, completed hig masterpiece, the "Divina Commedia," an allegory of human life in the form of a vision of the world beyond the grave, Hell, Purgatory, and Paradise, written with the avowed object of converting a corrupt society. It is the last book of the Middle Ages, epitomizes the knowledge and attainments of the preceding centuries, and gives a picture of Catholicism in 13th-century Italy.

Copyright Statement
These files are public domain.
Text Courtesy of Used by Permission.

Bibliography Information
Entry for 'Dante Alighieri'. 1910 New Catholic Dictionary. 1910.

Lectionary Calendar
Sunday, January 26th, 2020
the Third Sunday after Epiphany
Search for…
Enter query in the box:
Choose a letter to browse:
A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M 
N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  Y  Z 

Prev Entry
Daniel, Saint
Next Entry
To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient contact form
Powered by Lightspeed Technology