Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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Birthday
29, 1900
Birthplace
Lyon, France
Death Date
Jul 31, 1944 (44)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
29, 1900
Birthplace
Lyon, France
Death Date
Jul 31, 1944 (44)

About

French poet, author, and aviator who is best remembered for his classic novella Le Petit Prince (The Little Prince). He received both the Grand Prix du roman de l'Academie francaise and the U.S. National Book Award.

Before Fame

He briefly studied architecture at L'Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris.

Trivia

He served in the French Air Force during World War II and disappeared during a mission over the Rhone Valley.

Family Life

He married Consuelo Gomez Carillo in 1931.

Associated With

He was acquainted with renowned aviator Charles Lindbergh, and he may have had an affair with Lindbergh's wife.