(b. 1483, Urbino, d. 1520, Roma)
La Disputa (detail)1510-11
Stanza della Segnatura, Palazzi Pontifici, Vatican
Dante Alighieri was one of the first humanists and one of the originators of the Early Renaissance. His Divine Comedy, a verse epic from 1320, was regarded as a theological work in Raphael's time, which is why in the Stanza della Segnatura the poet is included among the famous men of the Church.