-Born in 1547. -He was a soldier, a poet and a novelist. -The most important writer of spanish literature. -He moved to Italy running away from the accusation of killing a gentleman. -He became a soldier and lost an arm in the Battle of Lepanto.
-He remained captured by the Turkish during five years. -He was set free by valencian merchants and came back to Spain. -He moved to Portugal and worked for the king Felipe II. -He moved to the South of Spain and was imprisoned accused of appropiating public money. - In jail he started writing “Don Quixote”. -He was assigned to come through the galleys and got to scape.
- He created the literary realism by publishing the first part of “Don Quixote”. -Some other works are “Exemplary novels” and “La Galatea”. -Then came the second part of “Don Quixote”. -He died in 1616 in Madrid.
It relates the adventures of Alonso Quijano, who reads too many novels and goes crazy, believing that he is an errant knight called Don Quixote. He recruits a farmer, Sancho Panza, as his squire. He is in love with Dulcinea, a peasant, because he thinks that she is a beautiful maiden. The most important book of the spanish literature and one of the best works of universal literature. The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha
-The fight with the mills. -The cave of Montesinos -The meeting with Dulcinea in Toboso. -The coming back and death. Some of Don Quixote's adventures