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Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Born: September 29, 1547
Died: April 23, 1616
Briefly Spanish novelist, poet and playwright. He is most famous for his novel "Don Quixote de la Mancha" (1615), considered by many to be the first modern novel, one of the greatest works in Western literature, and the greatest in the Spanish language.