Miguel Cervantes

The Author/Writer

Background

Miguel Cervantes is the son of a deaf surgeon. When Cervantes was four, his family moved north to Valladolid. He became a soldier in 1570 and was badly wounded in the battle of Le panto. Cervantes was captured by the Turks in 1575 and put in prison. He was freed in 1580 and returned home.

Soon after that happened, Cervantes's father was soon imprisoned for debts, and all the family's possessions were confiscated.

Interesting Facts

  • Don Quixote did not make Cervantes wealthy; at the time, authors did not receive royalties for their works.
  • He failed to finish "The Labors of Persiles and Sigismunda before his death.
  • He died on April 23, 1616, in Madrid. He was buried on the grounds of a convent there in an unmarked grave.http://www.biography.com/people/miguel-de-cervantes-9242997
Miguel Cervantes

Intersesting Facts