Aesop (Aethiop) (c. 620-560 B.C.)
Legendary creator of what is now referred to as Aesop's Fables. Although he lived in Ancient Greece, Aesop is believed to have been a black slave from Phrygia, a region now in central turkey.
Among the everyday phrases that his fables have made popular are “don’t count your chickens before they hatch”, “sour grapes”, and “look before your leap”
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