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Miguel de Cervantes

Miguel de Cervantes wrote the epic satire Don Quixote, which is regarded as the first true modern novel. Little is known of Cervantes's early life; at 23 he enlisted in the Spanish militia and then…

Delibes, Miguel

(Encyclopedia) Delibes, Miguel mgl´ dl´bs, 1920–2010, Spanish novelist, short-story writer, and journalist, b. Valladolid. Prolific and widely translated, he is known for his descriptions of…

Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de

(Encyclopedia) Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de srvn´tz, Span. mgl´ d thrvän´ts säävrä, 1547–1616, Spanish novelist, dramatist, and poet, author of Don Quixote de la Mancha, b. Alcalá de…

Miguel Induráin

Miguel InduráinBorn: July 16, 1964Spanish cyclist won 5 straight Tour de Frances (1991-95), one of only 5 5-time winners; won gold in time trial at '96 Olympics; retired in 1997.Punch ImlachG…

Presidents of Mexico since the Constitution of 1917

(Encyclopedia) Presidents of Mexico since the Constitution of 1917PresidentDates in OfficeVenustiano Carranza1917–20Adolfo de la Huerta1920Álvaro Obregón1920–24Plutarco Elías Calles1924–28Emilio…

Don Quixote

Don Quixote is the hero of Don Quixote, the early 17th century novel by Miguel de Cervantes. Quixote is a dreamer and a gentle buffoon, an aging gentleman who sets out from his village of La Mancha…

Mancha, La

(Encyclopedia) Mancha, La lä män´chä, historic region of central Spain, in historic New Castile, comprising Ciudad Real prov. and part of the provinces of Toledo, Albacete, and Cuenca. This high,…