Alighiero di Bellincione

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Alighiero di Bellincione or Alaghiero di Bellincione[1] (c. 1210–not after 1283) was the father of Dante Alighieri.

Life[edit]

Alighiero was born around 1210, the son of Bellincione di Alighiero. He was a member of the Guelph party and was probably a moneylender.[1] Alighiero's first wife was Bella and the couple had one child, Dante, in 1265. After Bella's death, Alighiero married his second wife, Lapa Cialuffi, in 1270 or 1271 and they had two children, Francesco and Gaetana (Tana), who were Dante's half-brother and half-sister, respectively.[1][2] Alighiero died sometime between 1281 and 1283.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Barnes, John C. (2000). "Alighieri Family". In Lansing, Richard (ed.). The Dante Encyclopedia. New York: Garland. pp. 21–24.
  2. ^ Wilson, A. N. (2011). Dante in Love. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux. p. 51. ISBN 978-0-374-13468-6.
  3. ^ Wilson, A. N. (2011). Dante in Love. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux. p. 80. ISBN 978-0-374-13468-6.