Charles Perrault was born in Paris in Jan. 1628. Son of an upper-class family he attended the best schools and became a lawyer in 1651. His stories and tales from times past with morals: tales of mother goose (1697) gave him great popularity and opened up a new literary genre: fairytale. Among his most famous versions of fairy tales we can find; Blue Beard, Sleeping Beauty, Little Red Riding Hood, and Cinderella. He died in Paris on May 20, 1703.
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