De Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel

De Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel

Birthday: Sep 29, 1547
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Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (Spanish: [miˈɣel de θerˈβantes saaˈβedɾa]; 29 September 1547 (assumed) – 22 April 1616) was a Spanish soldier, novelist, poet, and playwright.

His magnum opus, Don Quixote, considered to be the first modern European novel, is a classic of Western literature, and is regarded amongst the best works of fiction ever written. His influence on the Spanish language has been so great that the language is often called la lengua de Cervantes ("the language of Cervantes"). He was dubbed El Príncipe de los Ingenios ("The Prince of Wits").

In 1569, Cervantes moved to Rome where he worked as chamber assistant of Giulio Acquaviva, a wealthy priest who became a cardinal during the following year. By then, Cervantes had enlisted as a soldier in a Spanish Navy infantry regiment and continued his military life until 1575, when he was captured by Algerian corsairs. After five years of slavery he was released on ransom from his captors by his parents and the Trinitarians, a Catholic religious order. He subsequently returned to his family in Madrid.

In 1585, Cervantes published a pastoral novel named La Galatea. Because of financial problems, Cervantes worked as a purveyor for the Spanish Armada, and later as a tax collector. In 1597, discrepancies in his accounts of three years previous landed him in the Crown Jail of Seville. In 1605, he was in Valladolid, just when the immediate success of the first part of his Don Quixote, published in Madrid, signaled his return to the literary world. In 1607, he settled in Madrid, where he lived and worked until his death. During the last nine years of his life, Cervantes solidified his reputation as a writer; he published the Novelas ejemplares (Exemplary Novels) in 1613, the Journey to Parnassus (Viaje al Parnaso) in 1614, and in 1615, the Ocho comedias y ocho entremeses and the second part of Don Quixote. Carlos Fuentes noted that, "Cervantes leaves open the pages of a book where the reader knows himself to be written."

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SaiDrew | Sep 10, 2018 9:07 AM
I knew Cervantes was a weeb, I knew it!

iggykimi | Aug 21, 2018 6:30 AM
notice me senpai kun

AkaneNozaki | Apr 4, 2018 4:15 PM
Senpai xDDDDD

CirceOwO | Mar 17, 2018 8:48 PM
Notice me, Cervantes-senpai~

Stein | Feb 7, 2018 10:30 PM
no ha mucho tiempo que vivía un hidalgo de los de lanza en astillero, adarga antigua, rocín flaco y galgo corredor

Pachecoide | Dec 16, 2017 2:16 PM
en un lugar de la mancha, de cuyo nombre no quiero acordarme

S0LRAK | Jan 20, 2017 10:14 AM

Aria | Jan 12, 2017 8:29 AM
Dulcineia del toboso is the best girl

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