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Cervantes: Who was Spanish author of Don Quixote?

Forensic scientists say they have found the tomb of Spain's much-loved giant of literature, Miguel de Cervantes, nearly 400 years after his death.

They believe they have found the bones of Cervantes, his wife and others recorded as buried with him in Madrid's Convent of the Barefoot Trinitarians.

BBC News looks at the essential details of his life.

Video produced by Sara Barman & Mohamed Madi

  • 17 Mar 2015
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