Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra Spanish: 29 September 1547 was a Spanish writer who is widely regarded as the greatest writer in the Spanish language and one of the world’s pre-eminent novelists. His novel Don Quixote has been translated into over 140 languages and dialects; it is, after the Bible, the most-translated book in the world.
✦ He worked as a soldier.
✦ He became a slave-prisoner under the Turkish command.
✦ His first works did not gain much traction.
✦ No one knows where his remains are buried.