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Charles Perrault
Born 12 January 1628
Paris, France
Died 16 May 1703(1703-05-16) (aged 75)
Paris, France
Occupation Author

Charles Perrault (12 January 162816 May 1703) was a French author who started the literary genre of fairy tales. His best known tales include the following:

  • Le Petit Chaperon rouge (Little Red Riding Hood)
  • La Belle au bois dormant (Sleeping Beauty)
  • Le Maître chat ou le Chat botté (Puss in Boots)
  • Cendrillon ou la petite pantoufle de verre (Cinderella)
  • La Barbe bleue (Bluebeard)
  • Le Petit Poucet (Hop o' My Thumb)
  • Les Fées (Diamonds and Toads)
  • La Marquise de Salusses ou la Patience de Griselidis (Patient Griselda)
  • Les Souhaits ridicules (The Ridiculous Wishes)
  • Peau d'Âne (Donkeyskin)
  • Riquet à la houppe (Ricky of the Tuft).

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  • The Brothers Grimm wrote their own versions of some of Perrault's stories.

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