Dante Alighieri (May/June c.1265 – September 14, 1321), commonly kent as Dante, wais an Italian poet o the Middle Ages. He wis born in Florence; he dee'd an is buried in Ravenna. The name Dante is, accordin tae the words o Jacopo Alighieri, a hypocorism for Durante. In contemporary documents it is followed bi the patronymic Alagherii or de Alagheriis; it wis Boccaccio who popularized the form Alighieri.
His Divine Comedy, originally cawed Commedia bi the author an later nicknamed Divina by Boccaccio, is aften considered the greatest literary work composed in the Italian leid an a masterpiece o warld literature.
In Italy he is kent as "the Supreme Poet" (il Sommo Poeta) or juist il Poeta. Dante, Petrarch, an Boccaccio ar an aa kent as "the three fountains" or "the three crouns". Dante is an aa cawed the "Faither o the Italian leid".
- Bloom, Harold (1994). The Western Canon.