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Miguel de Cervantes

Full name: Miguel de Cervantes SaavedraMiguel 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…

Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de

(Encyclopedia) Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de sərvăn´tēz, Span. mēgĕl´ dā thĕrvän´tās sä˝ävāᵺrä [key], 1547–1616, Spanish novelist, dramatist, and poet, author of Don Quixote de la…

Delibes, Miguel

(Encyclopedia) Delibes, Miguel mēgĕl´ dālē´bās [key], 1920–2010, Spanish novelist, short-story writer, and journalist, b. Valladolid. Prolific and widely translated, he is known for…

Unamuno, Miguel de

(Encyclopedia) Unamuno, Miguel de mēgĕl´ dā o͞onämo͞o´nō [key], 1864–1936, Spanish philosophical writer, of Basque descent, b. Bilbao. The chief Spanish philosopher of his time, he was…

Molinos, Miguel de

(Encyclopedia) Molinos, Miguel de mēgĕl´ dā mōlē´nōs [key], 1640–1697?, Spanish priest and mystic. He was the founder of quietism , which he adhered to in its most extreme form.…

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…

Azanza, Miguel José de

(Encyclopedia) Azanza, Miguel José de mēgĕl´ hōsā´ dā āthän´thä [key], 1746–1826, Spanish general and colonial administrator. After brief service in the cabinet of Charles IV, he was…

Primo de Rivera, Miguel

(Encyclopedia) Primo de Rivera, Miguel, 1870–1930, Spanish general and dictator. After a rapid and brilliant military career in Cuba, the Philippines, and Morocco, he became governor of…