Jeanne Marie Le Prince De Beaumont

Jeanne Marie Le Prince de Beaumont (1711 - 1780) was a French novelist. In 1746 she left France to become a governess in London, where her first novel was published in 1748. She continued her literary career by publishing many school books. She then began to publish collections she called "magazines" of educational and moral stories and poems for children. She was among the first writers to specifically write fairy tales for children.