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"Better a living beggar than a buried emperor." -- Jean De La Fontaine
Jean de La Fontaine (July 8, 1621, Château-Thierry — April 13, 1695) was the most famous French fabulist and one of the most widely read French poets of the 17th century.
Total Books: 385
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. A film of his life was released in France in April 2007 (Jean de La Fontaine - le défi starring Laurent Deutsch).