(b. 1423, Castagno, d. 1457, Firenze)

Famous Persons: Dante Allighieri

c. 1450
Fresco, transferred to wood, 250 x 154 cm
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

The picture shows one of the three Tuscan poets represented in the cycle.

Dante Alighieri (1265-1321) is Italy's greatest poet and also one of the towering figures in western European literature. He is best known for his monumental epic poem, La commedia, later named La divina commedia (The Divine Comedy).

Suggested listening (streaming mp3, 16 minutes):
Franz Liszt: Dante-sonata