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Sorry! Italian Town Apologizes for Exiling Dante

Town council of Gubbio asks for pardon for persecuting the poet Dante 700 years ago

(Newser) - It's never too late to say you're sorry. An Italian town has apologized for sending the nation's most famous poet into exile seven centuries ago, the Telegraph reports. A death warrant hanging over his head, Dante Alighieri fled the city of Florence in 1302, never to return...

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