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Jean de La Fontaine Biography
Jean de La Fontaine (c. July 8, 1621 - April 13, 1695), French poet, was born at Château-Thierry in Champagne.

His Fables are masterworks of French literature. His fables of animals and everyday life took their inspiration from Aesop and Horace.

In 1683 he became a member of the Académie française.

He died in Paris, and is interred in the Père Lachaise cemetery.
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