Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (1547 (assumed) – 1616 NS). Spanish writer who is widely regarded as the greatest writer in the Spanish language and one of the world's pre-eminent novelists. His masterpiece Don Quixote has been translated into more languages than any other book except the Bible.
- "... a portrait very similar to that which
Cervantes gives of himself in his prefaces to the Plays, namely 'a
stature between the two extremes, good complexion, chestnut-clored hair,
red beard and mustachios, lively eyes and hooked nose'." https://books.google.it/books…