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Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra

Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra was the son of a poor Spanish doctor. At a young age of 21, he enlisted in the army and fought several battles in water and in land. Pirates sold him to the Moors, and after three failed attempts to escape, he was finally ransomed to return to Spain and end almost 15 years of enslavement. It was only after the publication of the first volume of Don Quijote that Cervantes experienced financial success. His book received several local acclamations, and in fact had an unauthorized sequel by a writer known to be Avellaneda. Cervantes was born in 1547 and died the following year after he published the second volume of Don Quijote in 1614. Several…