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Dante Dante is the protagonist and narrator of his epic poem. Read More
Virgil A Roman poet and author of The Aeneid, Virgil acts as Dante's guide and teacher through Hell. Read More
Beatrice Beatrice is Dante's unrequited love, who now resides in Paradise and sends Virgil to help Dante find his way back to the true path.
Bertran de Born This man gave bad advice to a father and son, causing a rift between the two.
Brunetto Latini This Florentine politician and poet was Dante's teacher and is punished for sodomy in the seventh circle. He and Dante have great affection and regard for one another.
Brutus This betrayer of Julius Caesar is punished in the ninth circle.
Cassius This betrayer of Julius Caesar is punished in the ninth circle.
Cavalcante de' Cavalcanti This Florentine, the father of Dante's friend Guido, is punished in the sixth circle.
Ciacco This Florentine, a glutton, is punished in the third circle.
Count Ugolino This traitor is punished in the ninth circle.
Farinata degli Uberti This representative of a rival family of Dante's family is punished in the sixth circle.
Filippo Argenti This Florentine politician, whose family confiscated Dante's possessions after his exile, is punished in the fifth circle.
Francesca da Rimini Francesca is an adulterer who is punished in the second circle.
Judas This betrayer of Jesus is punished in the ninth circle.
Lucifer Lucifer is also known as Satan or the Devil.
Paolo da Rimini Paolo is an adulterer who is punished in the second circle.
Pier delle Vigna This assistant to Frederick II committed suicide and is punished in the seventh circle.
Venedico Caccianemico This Bolognese man was said to have given his sister to the Marquis of Este, so he is punished in the eighth circle for pandering.
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