Today's A Word A Day was QUIXOTRY

Don't overlook him:
Miguel de Cervantes, who
wrote Don Quixote in

The Man of La Mancha fought
Beasties and Windmills he
Made come alive.

(Note: A quick Google search reveals that Don Quixote's "real" name is Alonso Quijano, a 16th-century Spanish hidalgo. Those fit the rhythm, too.)