Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
|Born||Antoine de Saint Exupéry|
29 June 1900
|Died||31 July 1944 (aged 44)|
Offshore, south of Marseille, France
|Genre||Autobiography, Belles-Lettres, Children's Literature|
|Spouse||Consuelo Gómez Carillo de Saint-Exupéry, (1931-death)|
Antoine Marie Jean-Baptiste Roger, comte de Saint-Exupéry, simply known as de Saint-Exupéry (UK: //, US: /-/, 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]
- Schiff, Stacy (2006). Saint-Exupéry : a biography (1st Owl books ed.). New York: Henry Holt. ISBN 978-0-8050-7913-5.
- "Saint-Exupéry, Antoine de". Lexico UK Dictionary. Oxford University Press. Retrieved 29 August 2019.
- "Saint-Exupéry". The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language (5th ed.). Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Retrieved 29 August 2019.