Miguel de Cervantes

Miguel de Cervantes

Born: January 01, 1970

Nationality: Spanish

Occupation: Novelist, poet, playwright, soldier

Biography: 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.

Source/Notes: Don Quixote de la Mancha, Part I (1605), Chapter 11
Source/Notes: Don Quixote de la Mancha, Part II (1615), Chapter 67

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Miguel de Cervantes

“Fair and softly goes far.”

- Miguel de Cervantes

Source/Notes: The history of the ingenious gentleman, Don Quixote of La Mancha ... (1822 edition)

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