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Four hundred years after his death, Cervantes intrigues and enchants

(Above) A media preview of the exhibition Miguel de Cervantes: from Life to Myth (1616-2016) at the National Library in Madrid last month.

(Above) A 1605 edition of Don Quixote displayed at the exhibition.


HE is best known for Don Quixote, but the eventful life of Spain's revered author Miguel de Cervantes was just as intriguing as any adventures of the delusional wannabe knight of his famous novel.

Cervantes - whose death on April 22, 1616 will be commemorated in Spain this

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