The author of the “Divine Comedy” died of marsh fever in Ravenna on September 14, 1321. He had settled in the city in 1318, having traveled restlessly throughout Italy after he was exiled from his native Florence in 1302, when he fell out of political favor. The simple tomb, erected in 1780, is inscribed with a harsh reprimand to the Florentines, who are still clamoring for the body’s return: “Here in this corner lies Dante, exiled from his native land, born to Florence, an unloving mother.”