Miguel de Cervantes (29 Sep 1547 - 23 Apr 1616) was a Spanish novelist, poet, & playwright. His most famous novel "Don Quixote of La Mancha" was the first modern European novel, is a classic of western literature, & is widely regarded amongst the best works of fiction ever written. His body of work is a favorite among Spanish-speaking intellectuals, and his influence on the Spanish language is so great that is often called "La lengua de Cervantes (The tongue of Cervantes)".
September 29, 1547: Born, Miguel de Cervantes. The spanish author served in the Spanish Navy in his youth, and was captured by Algerian corsairs and put into slavery for 5 years. Later he worked as a tax collector, but discrepancies in his accounts landed him in prison. It was there, he said, that he initially got the idea for his great work, Don Quixote.
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra,1547 - 1616 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.
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (29 Sep 1547 – 22 Apr 1616) Spanish novelist, poet, playwright. His magnum opus, Don Quixote, considered the first modern European novel,is a classic of Western literature, regarded amongst best works of fiction ever written. His influence on Spanish language so great, often called la lengua de Cervantes. Dubbed El Príncipe de los Ingenios ("The Prince of Wits"). ~Wikipedia ~Repinned Via Roy Kenagy