Burial site of ‘Don Quixote’ author Miguel de Cervantes confirmed – CNN.com

Almost 400 years after Cervantes’ death, a team led by Francisco Etxeberria announced Tuesday that they were confident they had found Cervantes’ coffin in the crypt of the Convent of the Barefoot Trinitarians in the Barrio de Las Letras (Literary Quarter) in Madrid. Historical records indicated Cervantes had been buried there, but the convent had been substantially rebuilt since. (Etxeberria, incidentally, performed the autopsy on former Chilean President Gen. Salvador Allende, confirming he had committed suicide.)

via Burial site of ‘Don Quixote’ author Miguel de Cervantes confirmed – CNN.com.