Jean de La Fontaine - 1621 to 1695

Jean de La Fontaine – 1621 to 1695

Fables de La Fontaine

Fables de La Fontaine

Jean de La Fontaine’s Fables

Full Name: Jean de La Fontaine

Time: 8 July 1621 to 13 April 1695

About: Jean de La Fontaine (8 July 1621 – 13 April 1695) was the most famous 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, and in French regional languages.

According to Flaubert, he was the only French poet to understand and master the texture of the French language before Hugo. A set of postage stamps celebrating La Fontaine and the Fables was issued by France in 1995. More…