What was Miguel de Cervantes first job?
Miguel de Cervantes never made much money from his writing in his lifetime. As a young man, he was a soldier and was later held captive as a slave. After that he served as a royal messenger, a commissary of provisions for the Spanish Armada, and a tax collector.
Where is Miguel de Cervantes from?
(Wikimedia Commons) ”A world of disorderly notions, picked out of his books, crowded into his imagination.” Miguel de Cervantes was born in 1547 in Alcalá de Henares, a little town outside of Madrid. His father was a surgeon and his mother is thought to have been of Jewish descent.
Where did Miguel de Cervantes spend most of his life?
Cervantes lived in Seville during 1595 and 1600. Later he moved to Madrid, where he spent the rest of his life, after the publication of Don Quixote. In 1613, Cervantes published, The Exemplary Novels of Cervantes which comprises of short stories about gypsies and pirates.