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Who Is That Man, Anyway?
Subject: Dante Alighieri
Sculptor: Ximenes Ettore
Location: Meridian Hill Park
( Florida Avenue & 16th )
One of the most famous authors of the European Middle Ages, Dante (1265-1321) is best known for his epic poem series, The Divine Comedy, of which Inferno is the most widely recognized part.
The statue was a gift of Italian-American newspaper publisher, Carlo Barsotti. It celebrates Italian-American friendship and was dedicated on the 600th anniversary of Dante's death.
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