Who wrote "Don Quixote"?


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"Don Quixote" was written by Miguel de Cervantes, a Spanish soldier and writer, in the early 1600s. Prior to the release of his first novel in 1585, de Cervantes served as a soldier between 1570 and 1575 and spent five years as a slave and prisoner under the Turks.

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Aside from "Don Quixote," Miguel de Cervantes also released a novel entitled "La Galatea" in 1585 and a series of theater plays, of which only two survived until 2014. Due to his early failures as a writer, de Cervantes took up a position as a commissary for the Spanish Armada before the release of the first part of "Don Quixote" in 1605.

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