This is the last day for the Alamo letter to be on display. The famous letter written by Will Travis 177 years ago has returned to the Alamo for the first time since it was sent out. It has been on display from the 24th of Feb. thru March 7th. I saw it on displayed on live video like some kind of shrine. There appears to be constant security right there with it at all times. I did not know that the letter still existed.
Dante: died today in 1319
Sept 14th 1319. Dante Alighieri died today in Ravenna. Exiled by the Black Guelf section of the Papal Party from his native Florence in 1300, he was never to return. While in exile he wrote one of the world’s most modern poems, in the vernacular, Italian: La Commedia. The story is of his journey through Hell and Purgatory to Paradise. Some may recognise the line: Abandon all hope ye who enter here!
Dante was also a soldier and fought as a cavalryman for Florence against the city of Arezzo at the battle of Campaldino(1289). My local church in Florence has a Memorial to him. Italy and the Italian language owe much to him.
Today is also the anniversary of Marignano(1515): Francis I’s victory over the Swiss and in 1950 Marines landed at Inchon.
Did he die in an inferno?
Being born in Florence, living or dying anywhere else, would be Hell.
So yes, I am afraid he did.