- He was excommunicated by the dean and chapter of the Cathedral of Seville for requisitioning their grain in Ecija.
- Cervantes was jailed for re-requisitioning
- When he was aboard a ship during a battle, he was injured three times, twice in the chest, and once in the left hand. The last wound maimed his hand for life.
- Miguel Cervantes's father was a doctor
Impact on Today
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"Never stand begging for that which you have the power to earn."-Miguel Cervantes