Dante Alighieri

  • He is most well-known for The Divine Comedy, the epic poem that is called the “greatest work of literature composed in Italian.”


  • When he was a child, he met a girl named Beatrice, and he was known to have expressed that he experienced love at first sight. Beatrice did not feel the same way, and Dante was doomed to a life of hopelessly courting her from afar.


  • After Beatrice passed away, Dante put her as a character in The Divine Comedy, as if to immortalize her.


  • After his passing, Dante was secretly buried in the wall of San Pier Maggiore's Church in Ravenna instead of in a cemetery.