Yves Jean Bonnefoy (June 24, 1923 – July 1, 2016) was a French poet, art critics and translator. Bonnefoy published many of translations into French, mainly poems of William Shakespeare. He was born in Tours, France.
He was a professor at the Collège de France from 1981 to 1993. He was the author of several works on art, art history, and artists including Miró and Giacometti. The Encyclopædia Britannica presents him as ″perhaps the most important French poet of the latter half of the 20th century″.
Bonnefoy died in Paris on July 1, 2016, aged 93.