Introductory. The lives attributed to Boccaccio. The life by Filippo Villani. The life by Lionardo Bruni. The life by Giannozzo Manetti. The life by Giovanni Mario Filelfo. Some minor biographical notices. Personal traits and characteristics of Dante as gathered from the early biographers, and illustrated by passages in his own writings. Supplementary notes.
Based on three lectures delivered in 1889, as Barlow lecturer on Dante in University College, London.