New Documents About Miguel de Cervantes Discovered in Spain

MADRID—FoSpain_20140815_New-documents-about-Miguel-de-Cervantes-discovered_487169583-676x450ur papers and a new autograph of the great writer and poet Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, found in Seville and La Puebla de Cazalla, reveal new information on the life of the author of Don Quixote. This information is written in a report by researcher José Cabello Núñez and was published on his blog and social page ‘History of La Puebla de Cazalla’ on August 11.

Working as an archivist, José Cabello, local history researcher and member of the Sevillian Chroniclers Association, found the first document in the township of La Puebla de Cazalla. It is an agreement from 1593, between Cervantes and the City Hall, of a requisition of wheat and barley. He was 46 at that time.

The document also states that Cervantes worked for Cristobal de Barros, supplier of the Indian Fleet, according to Diario El León.

This fact, says Cabello, changes biographical data about the situation of the great Spanish writer who was born in Alcalá de Henares in 1547. Earlier found information assumed that Cervantes was not involved in non-writing activity at the time. […]

(from Epoch Times, Anastasia Gubin, 16.08.2014)

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