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Dante Alighieri, or simply Dante (1265 – 1321), was an Italian poet from Florence. His central work, the Divina Commedia (originally called "Commedia" and later called "Divina" (divine) by Boccaccio hence "Divina Commedia"), is considered the greatest literary work composed in the Italian language and a masterpiece of world literature.
Jacques Chirac, translated by Catherine Spencer
"Jacques Chirac started his career in 1950 on the streets of Paris, handing out copies of the communist daily and ended it in 2007 as president of the French Republic. True to his reputation, he comes across as likable, unpretentious, and intelligent." —Foreign Affairs