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Who wrote the original "Cinderella" story?

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The most popular version of Cinderella was written by Charles Perrault in his "Histoires ou contes du temps pass��" in 1697. The original or first Cinderella story is thought to be "Rhodopis," which is an Egyptian tale recorded by Strabo, a Greek historian in the first century.

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Who wrote the original "Cinderella" story?
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"Rhodopis and Her Little Gilded Sandals" is the story of an Egyptian slave girl who marries the king. Similar to a story written by Herodotus 500 years before Strabo, Rhodopis is considered to be loosely based on a real person during Herodotus' time. In the 19th century, she was known as an Egyptian Cinderella.

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