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Jean de La Fontaine
  • Name: Jean de La Fontaine
  • Born: 09/08/1621
  • Died: 04/13/1695 (73 years old)
  • Occupation: Fabulist, poet

Jean de La Fontaine (UK: /ˌlæ fɒnˈtɛn, ˈtn/, US: /ˌlɑː fɒnˈtn, lə -, ˌlɑː fnˈtɛn/, French:[ʒɑ̃ d(ə) la fɔ̃tɛn]; 8 July 1621? 13 April 1695) was a French fabulist and one of the most widely read French poets of the 17th century. He is known above all for his Fables, which provided a model for subsequent fabulists across Europe and numerous alternative versions in France, as well as in French regional languages.

Birth Place: Château-Thierry, Champagne, France

Death Place: Neuilly-sur-Seine, Île-de-France, France

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