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April, 23

Death of Miguel de Cervantes - April 23
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra was born in Spain on September 29, 1547 and died on April 23, 1616.
He was a Spanish novelist, poet, and playwright. His magnum opus, Don Quixote, often considered the first modern novel, is a classic of Western literature and is regularly regarded as one of the best novels ever written. His work is considered among the most important in all of literature and his influence on the Spanish language has been so great that Spanish is often called "The language of Cervantes."

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Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (January 27, 1832 – January 14, 1898), better known by the pen name Lewis Carroll, was an English author, mathematician, logician, clergyman, and photographer who is best remembered today as one of the world's most beloved authors of children's stories and nonsense poetry. Carroll's genius for surreal storytelling, wordplay, and pure humor has made him one of the most enduring and critically acclaimed of all writers in the genre. His most famous works are Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, and its sequel Through the Looking-Glass, as well as the poems "The Hunting of the Snark" and "Jabberwocky." His facility at word play, logic, and fantasy has delighted audiences ranging from children to the literary elite. But beyond this, his work has become embedded deeply in modern culture, and he has influenced a wide range of artists, from other children's writers to literary giants such as Jorge Luis Borges and James Joyce.
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is a work of children's literature which is generally acclaimed as Dodgson's masterpiece. It tells the story of a girl named Alice who falls down a rabbit-hole into Wonderland, a fantasy realm populated by talking playing cards, anthropomorphic creatures, and other fantastical beings.

The tale is fraught with satirical allusions to Dodgson's friends and to life in the United Kingdom during the mid nineteenth century in general. The Wonderland described in the story is a place where logic and rules and reality are turned upside-down in ways that have made the story enduringly popular with adults, as well as children.

Source: New World Encyclopedia