Jean de Brunhoff

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Birthday
9, 1899
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Oct 16, 1937 (37)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
9, 1899
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Oct 16, 1937 (37)

About

French illustrator, children's book author, and creator of the popular Babar series. The seven Babar books focus on the adventures of a young elephant.

Before Fame

He served in World War I and later studied at Paris's Academie de la Grande Chaumiere.

Trivia

He died of tuberculosis at the young age of thirty-seven.

Family Life

He and his wife, Cecile, had three children: Laurent, Matthieu, and Thierry. The De Brunhoffs invented the Babar character while telling bedtime stories to their children.

Associated With

His Babar books inspired an animated television series that featured the vocal talents of Gordon Pinsent.

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