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Giacomino da Verona (Thirteenth Century)

Giacomino da Verona (jä-kō-mē’nō dä vā-rō’nä). An Italian poet of the thirteenth century. He owes his importance in literature chiefly to his anticipation of Dante, and such influence as his work may have had upon the form and spirit of the ‘Divine Comedy.’ He would appear to have been a Franciscan monk, who composed two crude but striking poems in the Veronese dialect on the subjects respectively of heaven and hell, ‘The Celestial Jerusalem’ being one and ‘The Infernal City of Babylon’ the other.