Miguel de Cervantes

Other names: Manco de Lepanto[K14]

Positions Held

Commissioner of supplies for the Spanish Armada in the Andalusian region, 1587[K14]
Chamberlain to Cardinal Giulio de Acquaviva, 1569[K14]

Main Events

His first literary work was a sonnet for Queen Isabel in celebration of the birth of her first child.[K14]
Settled in Rome to escape punishment for wounding his opponent in a duel in 1568-69.[K14]
Joined the Spanish army and sent to Naples.[K14]
Wounded at the Battle of Lepanto, 1571.[K14]
Captured and imprisoned in Algiers, 1575. Released in 1580 after a ransom was paid.[K14]
Jailed for seven months, 1597-98, for mishandling tax revenues.[K14]
Moved to Valladolid, 1604, and then back to Esquivias, 1606.[K14]
Arrested with members of his family in 1605 after being falsely accused of involvement in the death of man.  The charges were dropped, but Cervantes' reputation as a writer was tarnished.[K14]
Moved to Madrid in 1606.[K14]
Joined the Confraternity of Slaves of the Most Blessed Sacrament, 1609.[K14]
Joined the Third Order of St Francis, 1613.[K14]

Place of baptism: Álcala de Henares[K14]
Place of marriage: Esquivas[K14]
Place of death and burial: Madrid[K14]

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