Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Dante Alighieri
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Date of Birth: May/June 1265

Place of Birth: Florence

Date of Death: 14 September 1321

Place of Death: Ravenna


Dante was born in Florence in 1265. As a young man he was a member of the Guild of Doctors and Apothecaries, and he also took an active part in the public life of the city. In 1289, he was among the cavalry at the battle of Campaldino, and possibly the battle of Caprona. Bet…

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de Ventura, Paolo, “Dante Alighieri”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 24 January 2021 <>
First published online: 2010

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