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Miguel de Cervantes Commemorative Plaque

Miguel de Cervantes Commemorative Plaque

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Plaque commemorating the great Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (1547 – 1616), who crossed the Gulf of Cagliari in September 1563, as a soldier in the Spanish fleet.
Miguel de Cervantes Commemorative Plaque

In the Castello district, in Arsenale Square, there is a plaque commemorating the passage of Miguel de Cervantes in Cagliari. The famous Spanish writer, author of the masterpiece "Don Quixote", participated in the battle of Lepanto in 1571 and, on this occasion, he was injured and lost his hand. Renamed the stump of Lepanto, King Philip II sent him to Tunisia, with scheduled departure from the Gulf of Cagliari.

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