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Miguel De Cervantes - Life Stories, Books, and Links
 
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Stories about Miguel De Cervantes

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
 
Picture of Miguel De Cervantes, author of The History of the Ingenious Knight-Errant Don Quixote
Miguel De Cervantes
(1547 - 1616)

 
Category:  Spanish Literature
 
Born:  August 9, 1547
Alcala de Henares, Spain
 
Died:  March 20, 1616
Madrid, Spain
 
Related authors:
Francois Rabelais, J. D. Salinger, Jaroslav Hasek, William Shakespeare
 
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Miguel De Cervantes - LIFE STORIES
 
 
3/19/1616     Cervantes' Foot in Don Quixote's Stirrup
They are a half-millenium old, but a handful of the real windmills at which Don Quixote tilted still stand in La Mancha. Some work, some are tourist boutiques, one is a library devoted to preserving editions of The History of the Ingenious Knight-Errant Don Quixote in the over sixty languages into which it has been translated -- including, Cervantes would smile to know, braille. . . .
4/23/1616     Shakespeare, Cervantes & World Book Day
On this day in 1616 both William Shakespeare and Miguel de Cervantes died, and this is also the generally accepted day of Shakespeare's birth in 1564. This alignment of the literary stars requires some calendar juggling - a mathematical adjustment to bring Spain's Gregorian calendar in line with Elizabethan England's Julian calendar - but it has prompted UNESCO to declare today "World Book and Copyright Day."
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Online Books Page
Find electronic texts of several editions of Don Quixote.
The Cervantes Project
An English- and Spanish-language reference and research website dedicated to the study of Cervantes' works and life. Features a biography, texts, a glossary and dictionary of important words and phrases, images, links, and an extended bibliography.

"As a result of money problems with the government, Cervantes was thrown into jail in Seville in 1597; but in 1605 he was in Valladolid, then seat of the government, just when the immediate success of the first part of his Don Quixote, published in Madrid, signaled his return to the literary world."
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