Dante's Divine Comedy is one of the great classics of world literature: a poem about Dante's journey through the three afterlives of Hell, Purgatory and Heaven. During the course of these adventures Dante meets several historical people, including philosophers, artists and rulers, as well as contemporaries of Dante himself, in various stages of the afterlife.
From a modern perspective, it seems like the Divine Comedy is a work that would likely cause significant controversy: not only does it present a "fanfic version" of the afterlives, it also places several real people in each, while Catholic dogma asserts it is impossible to know for sure whether a person died in Divine Grace or not. Essentially, Dante recognizes saints not recognized by Catholic church. Even forgoing religious objections, several people would likely have differing political or personal reasons for objecting to Dante's "judgment" regarding the souls in the three afterlives.
Did any of these issues, or other issues concerning the Divine Comedy, spark notable controversy soon after the poem's release?