nte, now lost, cited by Aretino. In the same year he assisted at the siege and capture of Caprona.
Inferno, XXI. 94. In 1290 died Beatrice, married to Simone dei Bardi, precisely when is uncertain, but before 1287, as appears by a mention of her ious dates have been assigned to the composition of the Vita Nuova. The earliest limit is fixed by the death of Beatrice in 1290 (though some of the poems are of even earlier date), and the book is commonly assumed to have been finished by 1295; Fosco76; Albertus Magnus died, 1280; Sicilian vespers, 1282; death of Ugolino and Francesca da Rimini, 1282; death of Beatrice, 1290; Roger Bacon died, 1292; death of Cimabue, 1302; Dante's banishment, 1302; Petrarch born, 1304; Fra Dolcino burned, 1307; the study of theology and deserted it for poesy and other mundane sciences.
This must refer to a period beginning before 1290.
Again there is an early tradition that Dante in his youth had been a novice in a Franciscan convent, but never took the