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by Philippe Lallemand, 1672
Also included in his vast collection of writings is Histoires ou Contes du Temps Passé (Tales and Stories of the Past with Morals), subtitled Les Contes de ma Mére l'Oye (Tales of Mother Goose).
Charles Perrault died in Paris in 1703 at the age of 75. On 12 January 2016 Google honoured him with a doodle.
Even some of the greatest movies of all time are based upon the fairy tale! Who doesn't like a good Cinderella story!