Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra

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Don Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (September 29, 1547 � April 23, 1616), or simply Miguel de Cervantes, was a Spanish novelist, poet and playwright. He is perhaps best known for his novel Don Quijote de la Mancha, which is considered by many to be the first modern novel, one of the greatest works in Western literature, and the cornerstone of Spanish literature. It is one of the Encyclopedia Britannica's "Great Books of the Western World" and the Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky called it "the ultimate and most sublime word of human thinking". Notably, Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion learned the Spanish language so that he could read it in the original, considering it a prerequisite to becoming an effective statesman.

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