Charles Perrault

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Birthday
12, 1628
Birthplace
Paris, France
Death Date
May 16, 1703 (75)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
12, 1628
Birthplace
Paris, France
Death Date
May 16, 1703 (75)

About

French author who wrote the classic fairy tales Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty. He is best known for his 1697 work, Tales of Mother Goose.

Before Fame

He studied law in school and went on to serve in the government, like his brother and father. He became a member of the prestigious Academie Francaise in 1671.

Trivia

Many of his stories were rewritten by the Brothers Grimm.

Family Life

He married Marie Guichon in 1672. His brother, Claude, was a doctor who dabbled in architecture.

Associated With

One of his most recognized fairy tales is Le Chat Bott, or Puss in Boots, to which actor Antonio Banderas lent his voice in the 2011 animated Disney film Puss in Boots.