Miguel de Cervantes

1547 - 1616

Miguel de Cervantes

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (Spanish: [miˈɣel de θeɾˈβantes saaˈβeðɾa]; 29 September 1547 (assumed) – 22 April 1616 NS) was a Spanish writer widely regarded as the greatest writer in the Spanish language, and one of the world's pre-eminent novelists. He is best known for his novel Don Quixote, a work often cited as both the first modern novel, and one of the pinnacles of literature.Much of his life was spent in poverty and obscurity, many of its details are disputed or unknown, and the bulk of his surviving work was produced in the three years preceding his death. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Miguel de Cervantes has received more than 2,561,718 page views. His biography is available in 163 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 34th most popular writer.

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Among writers, Miguel de Cervantes ranks 33 out of 4,883Before him are Charles Dickens, Mark Twain, Agatha Christie, Alexander Pushkin, Alexandre Dumas, and Giovanni Boccaccio. After him are Horace, Stendhal, Marcel Proust, Henrik Ibsen, George Orwell, and Astrid Lindgren.

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Among people born in 1547, Miguel de Cervantes ranks 1After him are John of Austria, Claude of France, Justus Lipsius, Joanna of Austria, Grand Duchess of Tuscany, Johan van Oldenbarnevelt, Stanisław Żółkiewski, Oichi, Sanada Masayuki, Rudolph Goclenius, Mateo Alemán, and Philipp Ludwig, Count Palatine of Neuburg. Among people deceased in 1616, Miguel de Cervantes ranks 2Before him is William Shakespeare. After him are Tokugawa Ieyasu, Vincenzo Scamozzi, Maria Anna of Bavaria, Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, John Adolf, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp, Jacob Le Maire, Andreas Libavius, Kuzma Minin, Simeon Bekbulatovich, and Tang Xianzu.

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In Spain

Among people born in Spain, Miguel de Cervantes ranks 10 out of 1,895Before him are Seneca the Younger (-4), Antoni Gaudí (1852), Francisco Goya (1746), Diego Velázquez (1599), Trajan (53), and Francisco Franco (1892). After him are Hernán Cortés (1485), Averroes (1126), Hadrian (76), Theodosius I (340), Philip II of Spain (1527), and Isabella I of Castile (1451).

Among WRITERS In Spain

Among writers born in Spain, Miguel de Cervantes ranks 1After him are Federico García Lorca (1898), Quintilian (35), Martial (40), Alfonso X of Castile (1221), Lope de Vega (1562), Lucan (39), Bartolomé de las Casas (1484), Pedro Calderón de la Barca (1600), Henry IV of Castile (1425), Gaius Julius Hyginus (-64), and Sven Hassel (1917).

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