Celebrating 388th birthday of Charles Perrault, Google has posted a doodle on its homepage inspired by some of his famous works. Google has added two other doodles on the home page, which you can see on refreshing the page. Also Read - The Indian connect: From Parag Agrawal to Sundar Pichai, Indian minds are ruling the tech world
Charles Perrault was an academic from Paris whose entire life was spent in the court of King Louis XV in the 17th century. He began writing stories only in his late sixties, after having retired. Two of his well known works have been the famous fairy tale novels- Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty. Also Read - Google News Showcase gets support for Malayalam and Bengali
Doodler Sophie Diao has created tableaux for Perrault’s ‘Mother Goose’ stories Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, and Puss in Boots. Also Read - Over 600 illegal loan lending apps available on different App stores in India: RBI report
Some of Perrault’s versions of old stories have influenced the German versions published by the Brothers Grimm 200 years later. Perrault mostly borrowed basic plots of his story and gave a familiar opening and ending to most of his stories which opened with “once upon a time” and ended with “happily ever after.”
His stories continue to be printed, and have been adapted in opera, ballet, theater, and film. Charles Perrault died in 1703.