By Himanshu Nainani Jun 25, A Spanish writer, poet and philosopher, who himself became a revolution of Spanish literature and language. His contribution towards Spanish literary was so impactful that people started calling the language as La lengua de Cervantes The language of Cervantes. Today the dramatically comic novel Don Quixote has been translated in more than 60 languages across the globe. And has also been an inspiration for prominent writers like Henry Fielding, artists like Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali and millions of other musicians, opera singer and famous recitalists.
The square in front of it is now called Plaza Cervantes. The probable date of his birth was determined from records in the church register, given the tradition of naming a child after the feast day of his birth.
The register of baptisms records the following: His paternal grandfather, Juan de Cervantes, was an influential lawyer who held several administrative positions.
His uncle was mayor of Cabra for many years. His mother, Leonor de Cortinas, was a native of Arganda del Rey and the third daughter of a nobleman, who lost his fortune and had to sell his daughter into matrimony in This led to a very awkward marriage and several affairs by Rodrigo.
Little is known of Cervantes' early years. It seems he spent much of his childhood moving from town to town with his family, eventually enrolling in The Imperial Schoola Jesuit educational establishment for boys in Madrid. While it has been speculated that he studied at the University of Salamancathere is no evidence supporting it.
Based on the high praise of the Jesuits in the Dialogue of the Dogsthere has been speculation that Cervantes also studied with them, but again there is no evidence. Possible reasons include that he was a "student" of the same name, a "sword-wielding fugitive from justice", or fleeing from a royal warrant of arrest, for having wounded a certain Antonio de Sigura in a duel.
In Rome, he focused his attention on Renaissance art, architecture, and poetry — knowledge of Italian literature is discernible in his work. He found "a powerful impetus to revive the contemporary world in light of its accomplishments". He was there for about a year before he saw active service.
In SeptemberCervantes sailed on board the Marquesa, part of the galley fleet of the Holy League that, under the command of John of Austriathe illegitimate half brother of Spain's Phillip IIdefeated the Ottoman fleet on 7 Octoberin the Battle of Lepanto.
Though taken down with fever, Cervantes refused to stay below; he demanded to take part in the battle, saying he would rather die for his God and king than keep under cover. He fought and received three gunshot wounds—two in the chest and one which rendered his left arm useless.
In Journey to Parnassus he was to say that he "had lost the movement of the left hand for the glory of the right" referring to the success of his writing Don Quixote.
Cervantes recounted his conduct in the battle with pride: After the Battle of Lepanto, Cervantes remained in hospital in MessinaItaly, for about six months, before his wounds healed enough to allow his joining the colours again.
Cervantes led a middle-class life after his return to Spain. Like almost all authors of his day, he was unable to support himself through his writings. This led to his imprisonment for a few months in Seville after a banker with whom he had deposited Crown funds went bankrupt. Since Cervantes says that Don Quixote was "engendered" in a prison, that is presumably a reference to this episode.
He also worked as a tax collector, travelling from town to town collecting back taxes due the crown. He applied unsuccessfully for "one of four vacant positions in the New World", one of them as an accountant for the port of Cartagena. At the time he was living in Valladolid, then briefly the capital —and finishing Don Quixote Part One, he was presumably working in the banking industry, or a related occupation where his accounting skills could be put to use.
He was turned down for a position as secretary to the Count of Lemosalthough he did receive some type of pension from him, which permitted him to write full-time during his final years about to His last known written words — the dedication to Los trabajos de Persiles y Sigismunda — were written, he tells us, after having received Extreme Unction.
He died in of type II diabetes. Don Quixote This section is written like a personal reflection, personal essay, or argumentative essay that states a Wikipedia editor's personal feelings or presents an original argument about a topic.
Please help improve it by rewriting it in an encyclopedic style. He suffered bankruptcy and was imprisoned at least twice and for irregularities in his accounts. InCervantes settled in Madrid, where he remained for the rest of his life.
Cervantes next turned his attention to drama, hoping to derive an income from that source, but his plays failed. Cervantes himself realized that he was deficient in poetic talent. The intrusion of everyday speech into a literary context was acclaimed by the reading public.
The author stayed poor until Januarywhen the first part of Don Quixote appeared. Don Quixote has been regarded chiefly as a novel of purpose. If my wounds have no beauty to the beholder's eye, they are, at least, honourable in the estimation of those who know where they were received; for the soldier shows to greater advantage dead in battle than alive in flight.
The picaroon strain, already made familiar in Spain through the Picaresque novels of Lazarillo de Tormes and his successors, appears in one or another of them, especially in the Rinconete y Cortadillo. At the same time,  Cervantes continued working on Los Trabajos de Persiles y Sigismundaa novel of adventurous travelcompleted just before his death,  and appearing posthumously in January Cervantes died in Madrid on 22 April  and was buried the next day, 23 April.The Biblioteca Virtual Miguel de Cervantes, the largest digital archive of Spanish-language historical and literary works in the world, is named after the author.
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