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Jean de La Fontaine
Fables, Book VIII (1678–1679), fable 16 (The Horoscope)

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Jean de La Fontaine
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Born: July 8, 1621

Died: April 13, 1695 (aged 73)

Nationality: French

Occupation: Poet, fabulist

Bio: Jean de La Fontaine 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.

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