Miguel De Cervantes
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Alternate Name: Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de; De Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel
Occupation: Spanish novelist, poet and playwright
Born: 1547-09-29 in Alcalá de Henares, Spain
Died: April 23, 1616 in Madrid, Spain
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra[b] (Spanish pronunciation: [mi??el de ?er??antes sa??eđ?a]; 29 September 1547 – 23 April 1616) was a Spanish novelist, poet, and playwright. His magnum opus Don Quixote, often considered the first modern novel,[1] is a classic of Western literature, and is regarded amongst the best works of fiction ever written.[2] His work is often considered amongst the most important works in all of Western literature.[3] His influence on the Spanish language has been so great that Spanish is often called la lengua de Cervantes, Spanish for the language of Cervantes.[4] He has been dubbed El Príncipe de los Ingenios – The Prince of Wits.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miguel_De_Cervantes retrieved on 2010-10-07 22:16:52.

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