Sunday, 29 July 2018

461) Miguel de Cervantes

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'."…

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