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Isabel de Saavedra (1584 - 1652)

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Isabel de Saavedra aka de Cervantes
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Biography

Born of Miguel Cervantes' affair with Anna Franca de Rojas, Isabel was officially given over to the custody of Cervantes' sister Magdalena in 1599. In the record of this act, she is identified as Isabel de Saavedra (not Cervantes), granddaughter of Juan de Cervantes, but her mother's lawful husband Alonso RodrĂ­guez is still given as her father. Despite that, Isabel was otherwise recognized as Miguel de Cervantes' daughter.

Sources

  • Sliwa, Krzysztof. 'Hija y nieta de Miguel de Cervantes de Saavedra, Isabel Cervantes e Isabel Sanz', Actes del VIII Coloquio Internacional de la Asociacion de Cervantistas, ed. Jose Ramon Fernandez de Cano y Martin, pub. 1999, pg. 267-74.
  • Her husband, Luis de Molina, in a document dated December 5 1608: "con mi esposa dona Isabel de Cerbantes y Saabedra, muger que primero fue de Diego Sanz, hija legitima de Miguel de Cerbantes..." (see: Perez Pastor. 'Documentos cervantinos', Vol. I, pg. 147).


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