Is he still much celebrated famous literary icon for his narrative poetry? Dante made an impressive impact in his day during the Medieval period in the 1300s
I think the “Dark Ages” description of the era has no proof of the Miiddle Ages being “dark and gloomy” neither were the Middle Ages in the midst of military war. Dante could have written about the “darkness” in his The Divine Comedy which was about life and spiritual transition.
Anyway, here’s my source about one of the most intelligent writers in history. He was an Italian.