Don Quixote

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The hero of a romance (1605–15) by Cervantes, a satirical account of chivalric beliefs and conduct. The character of Don Quixote, the poor gentlemen devoted to the ideal of chivalry, who christens his peasant lady-love Dulcinea, and seeks adventures wearing rusty armour and riding his old horse Rosinante, is typified by a romantic vision and naive, unworldly idealism.

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