Who was older, Beatrice or Dante?

Born in 1266, Beatrice Portinari, wife of Simone de’ Bardi, was Dante’s junior by one year.

They were in their youth when Dante (1265-1321) fell in love with her.

She died in 1290, leaving Dante in mourning. He wrote about her in the Vita Nuova (1294) and the Divine Comedy (1321).

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