Tomb of Dante, Ravenna

Dante Alighieri tomb in Ravenna (exterior)The resting place of the poet in Ravenna, Italy. He was only approximately 56 years old when he died, having spent almost two decades in exile from Florence (the last three years spent in Ravenna). Oscar Wilde, who considered Dante his literary idol, is likewise buried in Paris, rather than London, which he considered his home, or Dublin, where he was born. Officials of Florence regretted forcing one of their most famous citizens into exile after his death and requested Dante's remains to be transfered back from Ravenna, being denied each time. Dante remains in Ravenna, and a cenotaph—an empty, decorative tomb—was inaugurated in Florence in 1830.

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