Jean de La Fontaine

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Château-Thierry, Aisne, France
Born in July 8, 1621, in Château-Thierry (Champagne, France), where his father was in charge of Water, Forests and Hunting, Jean de la Fontaine spent his whole childhood and adolescence in the countryside, where he mainly studied Latin language. In 1641, he moved to Paris to continue his study at the Oratoire, rue St Honoré. But he stayed there only for 18 months because he didn't like it. Then he studied law and became a lawyer at the Parliament of Paris in 1649. Before that his father married him to 14-years-old Marie Héricart in 1647. Read more...