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Nationality: Spanish

Cervantes Miguel de

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra was born in Alcala de Henares, near Madrid, Spain in 1547. His classic work, mostly written while he was in prison for debt, was ‘The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha’. Part I was published in 1605, and was almost immediately hailed as a masterpiece. The second part was finally published to great acclaim in 1615, just before his death the following year.