Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
BornAntoine de Saint Exupéry
(1900-06-29)29 June 1900
Lyon, France
Died31 July 1944(1944-07-31) (aged 44)
Offshore, south of Marseille, France
OccupationAviator, Writer
Period1929–1948 (posthumous)
GenreAutobiography, Belles-Lettres, Children's Literature
SpouseConsuelo Gómez Carillo de Saint-Exupéry, (1931-death)


Antoine Marie Jean-Baptiste Roger, comte de Saint-Exupéry,[1] simply known as de Saint-Exupéry (UK: /ˌsæ̃tɪɡˈzpɛri/,[2] US: /-ɡzpˈr/,[3] French: [ɑ̃twan də sɛ̃t‿ɛɡzypeʁi]; 29 June 1900 – 31 July 1944), 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 near Marseille, in 1944.

A fisherman found Saint Exupery's silver bracelet near Marseille, in 1998. Two years later, the motor of the plane was found nearby.

References[change | change source]

  1. Schiff, Stacy (2006). Saint-Exupéry : a biography (1st Owl books ed.). New York: Henry Holt. ISBN 978-0-8050-7913-5.
  2. "Saint-Exupéry, Antoine de". Lexico UK Dictionary. Oxford University Press. Retrieved 29 August 2019.
  3. "Saint-Exupéry". The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language (5th ed.). Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Retrieved 29 August 2019.