On this day in Tudor history, 9th October 1547, Miguel de Cervantes was baptised in Alcalá de Henares, Spain. His actual birthdate is unknown.
Cervantes is, of course, the author of the famous classic “Don Quixote”, a book known as "the first modern novel".
Obviously, this event didn’t happen in Tudor England, but it did happen in the Tudor period, and Cervantes is known the world over.
Let me share with you some Cervantes facts, which include him being held to ransom by pirates!