Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de

Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de
Spanish author (1547-1616)

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  • CERVANTES SAAVEDRA, MIGUEL DE° — (1547–1616), Spanish novelist and playwright, whose classic work, Don Quixote, has been used to support theories of its author s New Christian origin and sympathies. The Spanish critic Américo Castro, has suggested that Don Quixote could only be… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Cervantes, Saavedra Miguel de — Cervantes, Saavedra Miguel de, Saavedra, Miguel de, der liebenswürdige Dichter des beliebtesten aller Romane, des unsterblichen Don Quixote, den 9. October 1547 zu Alcala de Henares von armen Eltern geboren, durch Juan Lopez gebildet, trat in… …   Damen Conversations Lexikon

  • CERVANTES SAAVEDRA, Miguel de — (1547 1616) Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, a Spanish novelist, dramatist, poet, and short story writer, achieved world acclaim, particularly for his Don Quijote, not only the first modern novel but probably also the greatest. Born in Alcala de… …   Renaissance and Reformation 1500-1620: A Biographical Dictionary

  • Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de — (1547 1616)    With the possible exception of the dramatist Lope de Vega, Cervantes was the greatest literary figure of the Golden Age of Spanish literature. He is world famous as the author of the two part comic novel, Don Quixote (1605, 1615).… …   Historical Dictionary of Renaissance

  • Cervantes (Saavedra), Miguel de — born Sept. 29?, 1547, Alcalá de Henares, Spain died April 22, 1616, Madrid Spanish novelist, playwright, and poet, the most celebrated figure in Spanish literature. After studying in Madrid, Cervantes joined the Italian infantry, fought the Turks …   Universalium

  • Cervantes (Saavedra), Miguel de — (¿29 sep.? 1547, Alcalá de Henares, España–22 abr. 1616, Madrid). Novelista, dramaturgo y poeta español, la más celebre figura de la literatura española. Después de estudiar en Madrid, Cervantes se unió a la infantería italiana, y luchó contra… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de — ► (1547 1616) Escritor español. Cultivó todos los géneros literarios. Como autor teatral escribió Los tratos de Argel y Pedro de Urdemalas. En los entremeses hace evidente su genio teatral: La cueva de Salamanca, El retablo de las maravillas, El… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Cervantes Saavedra,Miguel de — Cer·van·tes Sa·a·ve·dra (sər vănʹtēz sä ə vāʹdrə, thĕr bänʹtĕs sä ä bĕthʹrä), Miguel de. 1547 1616. Spanish writer who is best known for his classic satirical novel Don Quixote (1605 1615). * * * …   Universalium

  • CERVANTES-SAAVEDRA, MIGUEL DE —    the author of Don Quixote, born at Alcalá de Henares; was distinguished in arms before he became distinguished in letters; fought in the battle of Lepanto like a very hero, and bore away with him as a maimed soldier marks of his share in the… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Cervantes, (Saavedra) Miguel de —  (1547–1616) Spanish author …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

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