Dante Alighieri (1265-1321), often known simply as Dante, was an Italian poet whose most enduring work is the Divine Comedy describing the afterlife. The Inferno portion, depicting the circles of Hell, is the best remembered.
His work inspired sculptor Auguste Rodin, in his Gates of Hell piece as well as his famous The Thinker (originally intended as part of the latter).
- In the Sesame Street dark ride Spaghetti Space Chase, the entrance sign for Macaroni's Lair includes the tagline "Abandon all hope ye who enter here," quoting a line from Dante's Divine Comedy.
- Leo Bardischewski played the voices of the hellgates and blessed souls in a 1957 German radio version
- James Cromwell voiced Virgil in a 2007 animated version
- Robert Eddison played Manfred and St. Bernard in a 1955 BBC Radio version
- John Hurt played the older Dante in a 2014 BBC Radio version
- David Warner played Virgil in a 2014 BBC Radio version