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Statue / monument of Dante Alighieri in Washington DC by Sculptor Ximenes Ettore  Subject: Dante Alighieri
 Year: 1920
 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.

Photos and text copyright © 2001 Jean K. Rosales and Michael R. Jobe, All Rights Reserved

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