This Day In History
This Day In History
Monday, February 18, 2019

«fabulist»

Ivan Krylov

Ivan Krylov
(February 13, 1769 - November 21, 1844)
Ivan Andreyevich Krylov is Russia's best known fabulist. While many of his earlier fables were loosely based on Aesop and Jean de La Fontaine, later fables were original work, often satirizing the incompetent bureaucracy that was stifling social progress in his time.
Russian fabulist, fabulist

Jean de La Fontaine

Jean de La Fontaine
(July 8, 1621 - April 13, 1695)
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.
French poet, poet, fabulist
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