Miguel de Cervantes

1547 - 1616

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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 world literature.Much of his life was spent in poverty and obscurity, while the bulk of his surviving work was produced in the three years preceding his death, when he was supported by the Count of Lemos and did not have to work. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Miguel de Cervantes has received more than 3,074,438 page views. His biography is available in 167 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 163 in 2019). Miguel de Cervantes is the 31st most popular writer (up from 33rd in 2019), the 8th most popular biography from Spain (up from 10th in 2019) and the most popular Spanish Writer.

Miguel de Cervantes is most famous for his novel, Don Quixote.

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Among writers, Miguel de Cervantes ranks 31 out of 5,794Before him are Agatha Christie, Ovid, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Ernest Hemingway, Charles Dickens, and Mark Twain. After him are Horace, Émile Zola, Rumi, Henrik Ibsen, Anne Frank, and George Orwell.

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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, Bahāʾ al-dīn al-ʿĀmilī, Mateo Alemán, and Rudolph Goclenius. 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, Jacob Le Maire, Simeon Bekbulatovich, John Adolf, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp, Andreas Libavius, Tang Xianzu, and Kuzma Minin.

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In Spain

Among people born in Spain, Miguel de Cervantes ranks 8 out of 2,595Before him are Salvador Dalí (1904), Carles Puigdemont (1962), Francisco Goya (1746), Antoni Gaudí (1852), Trajan (53), and Seneca the Younger (-4). After him are Francisco Franco (1892), Diego Velázquez (1599), Averroes (1126), Hernán Cortés (1485), Theodosius I (340), and Hadrian (76).

Among WRITERS In Spain

Among writers born in Spain, Miguel de Cervantes ranks 1After him are Federico García Lorca (1898), Quintilian (35), Lope de Vega (1562), Bartolomé de las Casas (1484), Martial (40), Lucan (39), Pedro Calderón de la Barca (1600), Alfonso X of Castile (1221), Henry IV of Castile (1425), Seneca the Elder (-54), and Juan Ramón Jiménez (1881).