Miguel de Cervantes

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Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra[b] (Spanish pronunciation: [miˈɣel de θerˈβantes saˈβeðɾa]; 29 September 1547 – 23 April 1616) was a Spanish novelist, poet, and playwright. His magnum opus Don Quixote, considered the first modern novel,[1] is a classic of Western literature, and is regarded amongst the best works of fiction ever written.[2] His work is considered amongst the most important works in all of Western literature, especially El Quixote, which is considered to be the most important novel ever written.[3] His influence on the Spanish language has been so great that Spanish is often called la lengua de Cervantes ("the language of Cervantes").[4] He has been dubbed El Príncipe de los Ingenios ("The Prince of Wits").[citation needed]

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