15th June 2017

The Divine Comedy - Sandro Botticelli, Peter Armour, Dante Alighieri, Allen Mandelbaum, Eugenio Montale

Do not be afraid; our fate
Cannot be taken from us; it is a gift.

 

Dante Alighieri

 

On this date in the year 1300, poet Dante Alighieri became one of six priors of Florence. His political activities would eventually lead to his own exile from Florence. It was in this exile that wrote his great work, The Divine Comedy.