Miguel de Cervantes
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Born: September 29, 1547

Died: April 22, 1616 (age 68)

Nationality: Spanish

Occupation: Novelist, poet, playwright, soldier

Bio: Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra was a Spanish novelist, poet, and playwright. His magnum opus, Don Quixote, considered the first modern European novel, is a classic of Western literature, and is regarded amongst the best works of fiction ever written. His influence on the Spanish language has been so great that the language is often called la lengua de Cervantes.

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A great writer is, so to speak, a second government. That's why no regime anywhere has ever loved its great writers, only its minor ones.

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