, a country which has figured prominently in world affairs for hundreds of years.
, a prominent Christian kingdom of medieval Spain.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cervantes research.Another 107 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1100, 1547, 1571, 1575, 1605, 1615, and 1616 are included under the topic Early Cervantes History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Prominent among members of the family was sixteenth century writer and historian Francisco Cervantes de Salazar, who taught at universities both in Spain
and in Mexico. Of course the best known family member was Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (1547-1616), illustrious author of "Don Quijote de la Mancha", Spain's most famous novel. Born in Alcalá de Henares, near Madrid, he was the son of Rodrigo de Cervantes and Leonor de Cortinas, both of noble lineage. He fought for Spain
at the great naval battle of Lepanto in 1571, during which he... Another 90 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cervantes Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.