Who is Miguel de Cervantes?

Miguel De Cervantes

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (; 29 September 1547 – 22 April 1616) was a Spanish novelist, poet, and playwright. His magnum opus, Don Quixote, considered to be 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 ("the language of Cervantes"). He was dubbed El Príncipe de los Ingenios ("The Prince of Wits").

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Almirante Cervera Class Cruiser - Ships
... Cervera 16 October 1925 May 1927 Stricken 1966 Miguel de Cervantes 17 May 10 ... Feb 1930 Stricken 1964 The Principe Alfonso conveyed King Alfonso XIII on several foreign tours in the late 1920s and in 1931 ... The Miguel de Cervantes (named after poet Miguel de Cervantes) was also part the Republican fleet during the civil war and was torpedoed by the nationalist submarine General Mola in 1936 ...
Biblioteca Virtual Miguel De Cervantes
... The Biblioteca Virtual Miguel de Cervantes (abbreviated BVMC in English Miguel de Cervantes Digital Library (MCDL)) is a large-scale digital library project, hosted and ... The library is named in honour of Miguel de Cervantes, the famous 16th-century Spanish author and one of the most illustrious names in world literary history ...
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... Place of birth Date of birth Date of death Pedro Antonio de Alarcón Novelist and politician Guadix 1891 ... Rafael Ábalos Novelist, children's fantasy ...
Miguel De Cervantes - Ethnic and Religious Heritage
... There is ongoing debate over Cervantes' family origins ... While it was long assumed that Cervantes was an Old Christian, many modern scholars have suggested that he may have descended from a New Christian (or converso) background ... Advocates of the New Christian theory, first set forth by Américo Castro, often suggest Cervantes' mother was a converso ...

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    When the severity of the law is to be softened, let pity, not bribes, be the motive.
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    I had rather munch a crust of brown bread and an onion in a corner, without any more ado or ceremony, than feed upon turkey at another man’s table, where one is fain to sit mincing and chewing his meat an hour together, drink little, be always wiping his fingers and his chops, and never dare to cough nor sneeze, though he has never so much a mind to it, nor do a many things which a body may do freely by one’s self.
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    There is a strange charm in the thoughts of a good legacy, or the hopes of an estate, which wondrously removes or at least alleviates the sorrow that men would otherwise feel for the death of friends.
    —Miguel De Cervantes (1547–1616)