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04/21/2016

The Princess of Asturias Foundation is to recall the figure of Miguel of Cervantes through the quotes and mentions of the writer in the speeches given at the Campoamor Theatre

To mark the 4th centenary of his death, the Foundation will share the content on its website and social networks starting this coming Saturday, 23rd April

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To mark the 4th centenary of his death, the Princess of Asturias Foundation will recall the figure of Miguel de Cervantes via a collection of excerpts from speeches given by HM The King and some of the Laureates throughout the history of the Princess of Asturias Awards in which they quote the writer.

Under the title “Cervantes Quotes”, the texts will be published on the Foundation’s website and social networks on a weekly basis starting this coming Saturday, 23rd April. The quotes will be accompanied by an illustration with the portrait of the person who gave the speech.

HM The King has mentioned the work of Cervantes in eight editions of the Awards: 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2003, 2006 and 2008. The Laureates who have cited the writer in their speeches are: Mario Vargas Llosa (Literature 1986); Camilo Jose Cela (Literature 1987); Óscar Arias (International Cooperation 1988); Ricardo Gullón (Literature 1989); Solomon Gaon, on behalf of the Sephardic Communities (Concord 1990); Rafael Hernández Colón, former Governor of Puerto Rico, representing the People of Puerto Rico (Literature 1991); Isaac Rabin (International Cooperation 1994); Álvaro Mutis (Literature 1997); Günter Grass (Literature 1999); Augusto Monterroso (Literature 2000); Fernando Henrique Cardoso (International Cooperation 2000); Doris Lessing (Literature 2001); Jean Daniel (Communication and Humanities 2004); Claudio Magris (Literature 2004); Nelida Pinon (Literature 2005); Ismaíl Kadaré (Literature 2009); Zygmunt Bauman (Communication and Humanities 2010); Amin Maalouf (Literature 2010); Antonio Munoz Molina (Literature 2013); and Francis Ford Coppola (Arts 2015).

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