Dante Monument - Montreal, Qc, Canada
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member tatie
N 45° 32.067 W 073° 36.705
18T E 608393 N 5043261
Quick Description: Dante Monument is located in Montreal, Qc, Canada.
Location: Québec, Canada
Date Posted: 3/21/2012 4:28:12 PM
Waymark Code: WME1JH
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 25

Long Description:
Durante degli Alighieri, mononymously referred to as Dante (1265–1321), was an Italian poet, prose writer, literary theorist, moral philosopher, and political thinker.

He is best known for the monumental epic poem La commedia, later named La divina commedia (Divine Comedy), considered the greatest literary work composed in the Italian language and a masterpiece of world literature.

In Italy he is known as il Sommo Poeta ("the Supreme Poet") or just il Poeta.

The monument to Dante Alighieri, by Carlo Balboni (1860-1947), was unveiled on October 22, 1922 in the Parc Lafontaine. It was a gift of Montreal's Italian community. The monument was moved to Dante Park in Little Italy in 1964.

Here are some details about the sculpture :

"Carlo Balboni (1860-1947)
1921, unveiled October 22, 1922
Bronze (sculptural group)
Grey granite (pedestal)
Bust: 90 cm (h.)
Pedestal: 2.7 m × 2.2 m
Municipal public art collection" (visit link)

Inscriptions
On Dante's right shoulder:

CARLO BALBONI

On the book in his hands:
LA COMMEDIA

On the base:
THE ITALIAN COLONY TO THE CITY OF MONTREAL

1321-1921

DUPO SE FA LE PERSONE DOTTE.

BY INITIATIVE OF THE NEWSPAPER “L'ITALIA”
URL of the statue: [Web Link]

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