Beatrice Portinari

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Beatrice "Bice" di Folco Portinari[1] (Italian: [be.aˈtriːtʃe]; 1265 8 or 19 June 1290) was an Italian woman who has been commonly identified as the principal inspiration for Dante Alighieri's Vita Nuova, and is also identified with the Beatrice who acts as his guide in the last book of his narrative poem the Divine Comedy (La Divina Commedia), Paradiso, and during the conclusion of the preceding Purgatorio. In the Comedy, Beatrice symbolises divine grace and theology.

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Beatrice Portinari
Beatrice di Folco Portinari

Died8 or 19 June 1290 (age 25)
Other namesBice (birth name)
Known forInspiration for Dante Alighieri's Vita Nuova and Divine Comedy
SpouseSimone dei Bardi (m.1287)
ParentFather: Folco di Ricovero Portinari

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