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Jean de La Fontaine (1621–1695)

Born in July 8, 1621, in Château-Thierry (Champagne, France), where his father was in charge of Water, Forests and Hunting, Jean de la Fontaine spent his whole childhood and adolescence in the countryside, where he mainly studied Latin language. In 1641, he moved to Paris to continue his study at the Oratoire, rue St Honoré. But he stayed there ... See full bio »


(age 73) in Paris, France

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 1995 Le lion et l'agneau (Short) (fable - uncredited)
 1995 La mort et le bûcheron (Short) (poem)
 1969 Le corbeau et le renard (Short) (fable - uncredited)
 1967 The Tortoise and the Hare (Short) (story)
 1964 Contes pour grands et petits (Short) (fables)
 1962 Quelques pages de grands écrivains français (Short) (fables "La Laitière et le Pot au Lait", "La Mort et le Bûcheron")
 1958 Perrette et le pot au lait (Short) (fable - uncredited)
 1954 The Grasshopper and the Ant (Short) (story)
 1924 La colombe et la fourmi (Short) (poem)
 1912 Philemon and Baucis (Short) (fable)
 1910 La mort et le bûcheron (Short) (fable)
 1910 The Grasshopper and the Ant (Short) (fable)
 1909 La cigale et la fourmi (Short) (fable - uncredited)
 1908 La cicala e la formica (Short) (short story)
 1897 The Grasshopper and the Ant (Short) (fable - uncredited)
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By the work one knows the workman.


He re-wrote in French a lot of Aesop's fables. But he also invented a lot and included in his versions a satire of French society. (e.g. the lion represented the King of France...). See more »

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