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Miguel de Cervantes

Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616) was a Spanish novelist, playwright, and poet, best known as the creator of Don Quixote, the most famous figure in Spanish literature. Although Cervantes's reputation rests almost entirely on his portrait of the gaunt country gentleman, his literary production was considerable. Shakespeare, Cervantes's great contemporary, had evidently read Don Quixote, but it is most unlikely that Cervantes had ever heard of Shakespeare. Cervantes lived an unsettled life of...See more