Cervantes

[ ser-van-teez; Spanish ther-vahn-tes, ser- ]
/ sərˈvæn tiz; Spanish θɛrˈvɑn tɛs, sɛr- /

noun

Mi·guel de [mi-gel dey; Spanish mee-gel de], /mɪˈgɛl deɪ; Spanish miˈgɛl dɛ/, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, 1547–1616, Spanish novelist and short-story writer.

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Cervantes
/ (səˈvæntiːz, Spanish θɛrˈβantes) /

noun

Miguel de (miˈɣɛl ðe), full surname Cervantes Saavedra. 1547–1616, Spanish dramatist, poet, and prose writer, most famous for Don Quixote (1605), which satirizes the chivalric romances and greatly influenced the development of the novel
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