The three fountains

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“The Three Fountains”
Dante was born on 1263 at Florence, Italy and died on the year of 1321. His occupations were a statesman, poet, and languagetheorist. He was mostly known as an Italian poet of the middle ages. He is also known as the “Father of the Italian language”. He got married to Beatrice who diedin 1290 and after her death Dante started composing poems in honor to her memory. After his wife died, Dante was charged with financial corruption and laterhe was condemned by burning.
Boccaccio was born in 1313 and died on December 21 of 1375. He was an Italian author and poet. In Italy he is known as “thesupreme poet” for his outstanding writing when it comes to poems where he is a specialist. He popularized the form of Alighieri. Boccaccio is considered animportant Renaissance humanist and author of the epic poem the Divine Comedy often being considered as the greatest literary work composed in the Italianlanguage. The Divine Comedy is also called a masterpiece of world literature. Therefore, what made Boccaccio so great was the outstanding dialogue he usuallyuses on his poems.
Petrarch was born in 1304 and died on July in the year of 1374. He was an Italian poet and a Renaissance humanist. Therefore, hecreated the model for the Italian language. His sonnets were admired by everyone during the Renaissance. Petrarch was the first one to talk about the Dark Ages.He is considered one of “the three fountains” or “the three crowns” in the Italian language. Dante and Boccaccio are the other two “fountains” remaining.
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