Durante degli Alighieri (), simply called Dante (, , ; c.1265–1321), was a major Italian poet of the late Middle Ages. His Divine Comedy, originally called (modern Italian: Commedia) and later called by Boccaccio, is widely considered the greatest literary work composed in the Italian language and a masterpiece of world literature. In Italy he is called (“the Supreme Poet”) and . He, Petrarch, and Boccaccio are also called “the three fountains” and “the three crowns”. Dante is also called “the Father of the Italian language”.