Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Born (1900-06-29)29 June 1900
Lyon, France
Died 31 July 1944(1944-07-31) (aged 44)
Offshore, south of Marseille, France
Occupation Aviator, Writer
Nationality French
Period 1929–1948 (posthumous)
Genres Autobiography, Belles-Lettres, Children's Literature
Spouse(s) Consuelo Gómez Carillo de Saint-Exupéry, (1931-death)


Antoine de Saint-Exupéry was a French writer and pilot. He wrote many stories that became famous, including The Little Prince (original: Le petit prince, 1943), Night Flight (original: Vol de nuit, 1931), and Wind, Sand and Stars (original: Terre des hommes,Land of People, 1939). Saint-Exupéry did not return from a reconnaissance flight he did near Marseille, in 1944.

A fisherman found Saint Exupery's silver bracelet near Marseille, in 1988. Two years later, the motor of the plane was found nearby.