• Born date: 1547-09-29
  • Born in: Spain
  • Death date: 1616-04-22
  • Death in: Spain
Miguel de Cervantes

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (Spanish: [miˈɣel de θerˈβantes saaˈβeðɾa]; 29 September 1547 (assumed) – 22 April 1616) was a Spanish 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").