Italy’s most well-known poet, Dante Alighieri, was pressured from his native city of Florence due to his political affiliation. That is the assertion from a gaggle of legal professionals in Could 2021, regardless of the exile going down over 700 years in the past.
The daddy of the Italian language was exiled in 1302 and later sentenced to demise following a coup by his political rivals and allies to the Pope, the Black Guelfs.
The sentence that led to his exile was re-examined in Florence on Friday, as a part of initiatives for the 700th anniversary of the poet”s demise.
“Florence at all times felt a bit responsible for what it did to one in all its most well-known residents”, instructed Euronews Dante’s nineteenth direct descendant, Sperello di Serego Alighieri.
“It led to a collection of makes an attempt to restore what they did, and that occasion was a part of it”, he mentioned after participating in it.
The creator of the Divine Comedy died in Ravenna in 1321 after spending his post-exile years hosted in many alternative Italian courts, usually demanding to return to Florence, however with out ever making it again.
“His stays stayed in Ravenna, and Florence has at all times tried to get them again,” says Dante’s descendant.
The Florentines “even constructed a mausoleum contained in the Santa Croce church to host them. However Ravenna by no means returned them”.
“I believe they need to keep there as a result of he died there”, he added.
Requested about what his ancestor would consider the re-examination course of, Sperello Alighieri says Dante “would snigger” about it.
“It could’t have any sensible impact, though it’s fascinating to look at the historic and juridical causes that led to his exile”.
Dante’s masterwork was accomplished the 12 months earlier than his demise and takes readers on a spectacular journey by means of hell, purgatory, and heaven.
American literary critic Harold Bloom wrote broadly on Dante’s work.
“The 2 indispensable European poets must be Dante and Shakespeare,” he asserted in his remaining ebook.