Cervantes Saavedra Miguel de
Cer·van·tes Sa·a·ve·dra(sər-văn′tēz sä′ə-vā′drə, thĕr-bän′tĕs sä′ä-bĕth′rä), Miguel de 1547-1616.
Spanish writer best known for his satiric narrative Don Quixote (1605-1615), which parodies the conventions of chivalric romance and significantly influenced the development of the novel as a literary form.
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