- Alighieri Dante - The Supreme Poet [Chronology]
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Alighieri Dante
(1265 - 1321)

1264 Born in Florence, month of May
1271 Dante's mother, Bella degli Abati, dies
1274 Meets and falls in love with Beatrice Portinari
1283 Father dies; marries Gemma Donati
1289 Serves as a calvaryman in the battle of Campaldino
1290 Beatrice dies
1292 Writes the Vita nuovea
1294 Meets Charles Martel, King of Hungary (and heir to the kingdom of Naples)
1295 Joins the guild of the apothecaries in order to be active in government affairs as diplomat and magistrate
1300 Serves as prior for two months
1301 Sent to Rome as envoy to Pope Boniface VIII
1302 Black Guelfs seize power in Florence, Dante is banished, condemned to death
1304 Writes 2 of the 4 books planned for De vulgari eloquentia; writes 4 of the 15 planned books of the Convivio
1306 Begins the Comedy
1313 Monarchia written by now
1314 Publication of Inferno
1315 Moves to Ravenna as guest of Guido Novello da Polenta
1321 Dies September 13 or 14

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