Dante (Alighieri)Dan·te A·li·ghie·ri
(born Durante Alighieri) 1265-1321; It. poet: wrote The Divine Comedy
Italian poet whose masterpiece, The Divine Comedy (completed 1321), details his visionary progress through Hell and Purgatory, escorted by Virgil, and through Heaven, guided by his lifelong idealized love, Beatrice.
fresco by Luca Signorelli (1445?-1523) in the Chapel of the Madonna di San Brizio, Cathedral of Orvieto