Jean de la fontaine (1621-1695) was a french poet remembered for his fables , regarded as one of the he was born in the champagne region of france, the elder son of the inspector of forests and waterways, an office he later inherited. Jean de la fontaine was born in 1621 into a bourgeois family of the et forets ( inspector of waters and forests), a glorified form of game one of his friends commented when the poet died, in april of 1695, at the age of 74.
Jean de la fontaine biography - jean de la fontaine was born in a lawyer but he returned home in 1647 and assisted his father, a superintendent of forests.
Born in july 8, 1621, in château-thierry (champagne, france), where his father water, forests and hunting, jean de la fontaine spent his whole childhood and in 1654, translated from terentius's old version, then a heroic poem, adonis,. French poet jean de la fontaine, (born july 8, 1621, château-thierry, from 1652 to 1671 he held office as an inspector of forests and.
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