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Antoine De Saint Exupery

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Antoine De Saint Exupery ’s Birthday Highlights

Birth Name

Antoine De Saint Exupery

Place Of Birth

Lyon, France

Age

44 years old (died on July 31, 1944)

Birth Date

June 29, 1900

Star Sign

Gemini

Antoine De Saint Exupery Facts

Child Star?

No

Education & Qualifications

Villa St. Jean International School

Net Worth

$NaN

Current Partner

Consuelo Suncín de Sandoval

Parents

Marie de Fonscolombe, Jean de Saint Exupéry

Siblings

Madeleine, Simone, François, Gabrielle

Nationality

French

Chinese Year

Year of the Rat

About Antoine De Saint Exupéry 

Antoine Marie Jean-Baptiste Roger, comte de Saint-Exupéry was a well-recognized French writer, aviator, poet, nobleman, and journalist.

Antoine de Saint Exupéry earned the National Book Award in the United States and was a laureate of numerous of France's foremost literary honors. He was well-known for his novella, 'The Little Prince' (Le Petit Prince), and lyrical aviation writing works such as 'Night Flight', 'Wind, Sand, and Stars'.

Antoine De Saint Exupéry was born on June 29, 1900. He was born in Lyon, France. Before World War II, Antoine De Saint-Exupéry was a renowned licensed pilot, flying airmail flights across North Africa, South America, and Europe. He attended the French Air Force at the war's outset and flew reconnaissance flights until 1940, when France and Germany signed an armistice. He went to the United States after being first demobilized by French Air Force to encourage its government to join the fight against Nazi Germany.

Antoine De Saint-Exupéry served 28 months in the United States. Throughout that time, he authored three of his most famous works before joining the Free French Air Force in North Africa, despite his advanced age and deteriorating health. On July 31, 1944, he went missing and was thought to have already fallen while on a reconnaissance flight from Corsica into the Mediterranean. Even though the plane's debris was recovered off the coastline of Marseille in 2000, the reason for the disaster is still unresolved. Before the war, Antoine De Saint-Exupéry was a well-known aviator in France.

Antoine De Saint-Exupéry's literary achievements, particularly 'The Little Prince', transcribed in 300 languages, elevated him to national hero prominence in France after his death. With worldwide adaptations of his other books, he gained even more acclaim. The philosophical narrative, 'Terre Des Hommes' known as 'Wind, Sand, And Stars' in the English language, was published in 1939 and acquired the moniker of an international human rights organization and as the subject of Expo 67 in Montreal, Quebec. Lyon, the city in France where he was born, has also been designated the primary airport following his name. He continued to write books until the beginning of World War II.

Antoine De Saint-Exupéry's Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What was Antoine De Saint-Exupéry's net worth?

Antoine De Saint-Exupéry's net worth is unknown in the public database.

How much did Antoine De Saint-Exupéry earn per year?

The annual earnings of Antoine De Saint-Exupéry are not estimated.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall was Antoine De Saint-Exupéry?

The height of Antoine De Saint-Exupéry remains unknown.

How old was Antoine De Saint-Exupéry?

Antoine De Saint-Exupéry was born on June 29, 1900, and passed away on July 31, 1944. He was 44 years old when he passed away.

Childhood And Education

After failing his final examinations twice at a preliminary Naval Academy, Antoine De Saint-Exupéry enrolled as an assessor at the École des Beaux-Arts to pursue a degree in architecture for more than a year but did not graduate and then began doing odd jobs. Antoine De Saint-Exupéry joined the 2e Régiment de chasseurs à cheval in 1921 as a basic-rank trooper and was stationed in Neuhof, nearby Strasbourg.

Antoine De Saint-Exupéry received private flight training and was allowed a transition to the French Air Force from the French Army. After being assigned to the 37th Fighter Regiment in Casablanca, Morocco, he obtained his pilot's qualifications. After being transferred at Le Bourget to the 34th Aviation Regiment in the suburbs of Paris and seeing the first of his numerous plane crashes, Antoine De Saint-Exupéry yielded to the protests of his fiancée, future author Louise Lévêque de Vilmorin's family, and quit the air force to accept a desk job. During the following several years, the couple canceled their engagement, and he labored at various small jobs with little accomplishment.

Antoine De Saint-Exupery was back to being an aviator by 1926. When airplanes had few instrumentations, he remained one of the innovators of international mail travel. Eventually, he lamented that those who piloted the more modern planes had become accountants rather than pilots. He was an airline stopover supervisor at the Cape Juby airstrip in the Spanish region of South Morocco, in the Sahara desert, after working for Aéropostale connecting Toulouse and Dakar. His responsibilities included arranging the safe return of downed airmen held captive by Saharan communities, a dangerous undertaking that won him the French government's very first Légion d'honneur.

Antoine De Saint-Exupéry was sent to Argentina in 1929 and became the head of the Aeroposta Argentina airline. He resided in the Galera Güemes apartment in Buenos Aires. He examined prospective aviation lines through South America, arranged contracts, and perhaps even occasionally undertook mail and rescue flights in pursuit of downed airmen. 'Wings Of Courage', an IMAX movie by famous French filmmaker Jean-Jacques Annaud, mainly explores this time of his career.

Family, Romance, and Relationships

Who was Antoine De Saint-Exupéry's family?

Antoine De Saint-Exupéry, the famous pilot, was the third child of Viscount Jean de Saint-Exupéry and Viscountess Marie de Fonscolombe, who had five children. Before the actual fourth anniversary of Antoine De Saint-Exupéry, his father, an official of the Le Soleil (The Sun) insurance agency, suffered a heart attack in the railway station in La Foux.

Antoine De Saint-Exupéry's father's loss impacted the whole family, converting them into impoverished aristocrats. François, his brother, succumbed to rheumatic illness at age 15 when both studied at the Marianist College Villa St. Jean in Fribourg, Switzerland, amid World War I. After the loss of his brother, the adolescent writer was as devastated as his sisters and mother. Still, he quickly adopted the role of the head of the family.

Antoine De Saint-Exupéry's sisters were Simone de Saint Exupéry born in 1897, M François de Saint Exupéry born in 1902, and F Gabrielle de Saint Exupéry born in 1903. F Gabrielle de Saint Exupéry got married to Pierre de Giraud d'Agay in 1923.

Who was Antoine De Saint-Exupéry's partner?

Antoine De Saint-Exupéry got married to Consuelo, comtesse de Saint-Exupéry commonly known as Consuelo Suncín de Sandoval, in 1931. Consuelo Suncín de Sandoval was a well-known author and artist from Salvadoran-France. She was born on April 10, 1901 and the place of her birth was Armenia, El Salvador.

Consuelo Suncín de Sandoval was already a divorcee. She had a bohemian attitude and a reputation for mischief-making at the time.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Antoine De Saint-Exupéry was a writer and aviator from France. 'Le Petit Prince' is one of his most well-known pieces. In English, it is known as 'The Little Prince'. 'The Little Prince' continues to be one of the most successful children's stories of all time, yet it surpasses the genre, telling grownups of the significance of childhood compassion and faith. The piece highlights the flaws of the mature human ego, mocking hubris and a concept of self.

Observing human civilization through the perspective of an outsider, the 'Prince' teaches the storyteller what is essential in life. Some of his notable writing works include 'L'Aviateur' (1926), 'Courrier Sud' (1929) translated into English as 'Southern Mail', 'Vol de Nuit' (1931) transcribed in English as 'Night Flight', 'Terre des Hommes' (1939) transcribed in English as 'Wind, Sand, And Stars', 'Pilote de Guerre' (1942) transcribed in English as 'Flight To Arras', and 'Lettre à un Otage' (1943) transcribed in English as 'Letter To A Hostage'. 

Antoine De Saint-Exupéry and his mechanic-navigator André Prévot collided the plane in the Libyan desert at 2:45 am on December 30, 1935, following 19 hours and 44 minutes in the air, while setting the top speed in a Paris-to-Saigon air battle. The crash location is believed to be in the Wadi Natrun valley, near the Nile Delta.

Charity Work

In 2009, Antoine De Saint Exupéry's successors formed the Antoine De Saint Exupéry Youth Foundation to preserve the spiritual legacy of the flying explorer and aviator. The organization is dedicated to combating illiteracy and sponsors the improvement of educational programs specifically targeted at poor children and adolescents worldwide.

What awards did Antoine De Saint Exupéry win?

The Panthéon in Paris, France's storehouse of historical greatest of all time, has an inscription honoring Antoine De Saint-Exupéry. Even though his corpse was never retrieved, his name was inscribed on the Panthéon by French legislative legislation in November 1967. His picture and many illustrations from 'The Little Prince' were on France's 50-franc from 1993 until the euro's implementation.

Subsequently, the French government issued a commemoration 100-franc coin with Antoine De Saint-Exupéry on the front and 'The Little Prince' on the back. The Government of Quebec and the City of Quebec affixed a historical monument to the family house of Charles De Koninck, chair of the Department of Philosophy at Université Laval, in which Antoine De Saint-Exupéry resided over many weeks between May and June 1942, while teaching in Canada.

Other Interesting Antoine De Saint Exupéry Facts And Trivia

  • On the centennial of Antoine De Saint Exupéry's birth, the name of Lyon Satolas Airport was changed to the Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport, and he was honored in the town where he had been raised. The TGV station in Lyon has also been named Gare de Lyon Saint-Exupéry.
  • In Lyon, a monument showing a reclining Antoine De Saint-Exupéry with the small prince standing around him has been erected in his honor. Rue Antoine de Saint-Exupery is a street name in Montesson, a Paris suburb dedicated to him.
  • With the agony of loss remaining vivid in her emotions, Consuelo de Saint-Exupéry composed 'The Tale Of The Rose' a year or two following his departure, then tucked the book aside in a box.
  • A fisherman discovered what was said to be Antoine De Saint-Exupéry's chain bracelet in the Mediterranean to the eastern flank of Riou, south region of Marseille, in 1998. It was initially assumed to be a scam, but it was subsequently confirmed. It was attached to a piece of cloth from his pilot's outfit and inscribed with the identities of his wife.
  • The French aviator Antoine De Saint-Exupéry claimed in a 1941 question and answer session with Harper's Bazaar that the first book he liked was a compilation of fairy tale stories by Hans Christian Andersen.

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