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Overview (2)

Born in Paris, France
Died in Paris, France

Spouse (1)

Marie Guichon (1 May 1672 - 16 May 1703) ( his death) ( 5 children)

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He is the creator of the "Mother Goose" character. His book, "Histoires ou contes du temps passé, avec des moralités: Contes de ma mère l'Oye" (Stories or Tales from Times Past, with Morals: Tales of Mother Goose) published in 1697, featured a frontispiece with an old woman with a distaff, by a hearth, telling stories to three children, this is the image used for her ever since.

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