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Aldonza Lorenzo (a.k.a. Dulcinea del Toboso)

Published August 19th, 2012

Stone sculpture of Aldonza Lorenzo. Spain Square/Plaza de España, Madrid

Aldonza Lorenzo (a.k.a. Dulcinea del Toboso)

"Dulcinea del Toboso" (real name Aldonza Lorenzo) is a fictional character who is referred to (but does not appear) in Miguel de Cervantes' novel Don Quixote. Seeking the traditions of the knights-errant of old, Don Quixote finds a true love whom he calls Dulcinea. She is a simple peasant in his home town, but Quixote imagines her to be the most beautiful of all women...

(see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aldonza_Lorenzo)

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