Jean -Louis Aubert was a son of the composer Jacques Aubert. He studied at the Collège de Navarre, was ordained a priest and became the Chapelain de l' église de Paris appointed, but this office for only a short time. In 1751 he was on the editorial board of the newly founded Affiches de Paris. From this time he only devoted himself to his journalistic and literary activity. His first fables, their philosophical content was Voltaire's applause, published in the Mercure de France. 1773-1784 he was professor of French literature at the Collège de France, which was specially set up for him. In 1774 he was appointed as the successor of François -Louis Claude Marin General of the Gazette de France and the royal censor.
His fables are characterized despite a certain philosophical paint the majority of according to naturalness and grace. They often have very poetic character. Aubert's collected writings published in 1775 as Fables et oeuvres diverses in two volumes.