Dante Alighieri (c. 1265 - September 9, 1321) was an Earth poet from Florence, Italy who lived during the 13th and 14th centuries. His most notable work is the Divine Comedy, widely considered the central epic poem of Italian literature and seen as one of the greatest works of Earth literature.

After being infused with catoms by the Caeliar scientist Inyx, former NX-02 Captain Erika Hernandez reflected that a petrified tree and her current existence reminded her of the portion of the Divine Comedy titled Inferno where traitors were not sent to fire and brimstone, but the Ninth Level of Hell and sealed into Cocytus where all thought and feelings died. (ST - Destiny novel: Mere Mortals)

When the neurogenic radiation bombs detonated on Trill, Julian Bashir thought the sounds of the injured were like literature by Dante. (DS9 - Worlds of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine novel: Trill: Unjoined)

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