Miguel de Cervantes

Miguel de Cervantes

Born: September 29, 1547

Died: April 22, 1616

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 (1993 edition), Wordsworth Editions - ISBN: 9781853260360

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Source/Notes: Six exemplary novels (1961 edition), Barrons Educational Series Inc

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