Antoine de Saint-Exupéry was a French pilot, writer and poet.

He became famous for writing in 1943 one of the most important literary works of the 20th century under the title “Little Prince”.

His full name is Antoine Marie Jean-Baptiste Roger de Saint-Exupéry.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery interesting facts

1. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry came from a very wealthy family. His father was Count Jean de Saint-Exupéry.

2. From an early age he was fascinated by aviation. He attached wings to the bike and imagined it was flying.

3. At the age of 21, he qualified as a civilian pilot, and a year later as a military pilot.

4. He twice tried to break the record of flying distance by plane. The first time on the route Paris – Saigon, and the second time New York – Tierra del Fuego. Crashed twice.

5. He published his first literary work, the short story “Lotnik”, at the age of 26.

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6. At 43, he was still an active military pilot, despite the findings that pilots must not be older than 35.

7. Part of the plane piloted by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry on the day of his death was found in the Mediterranean Sea near Marseille in 2000.

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8. Antoine de Saint-Exupery was born 118 years ago. He died 74 years ago (data: May 2019).

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Antoine de Saint-Exupery questions and answers

Where and when was Antoine de Saint-Exupéry born?

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry was born on June 29, 1900 in Lyon, France.

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Where and when did Antoine de Saint-Exupéry die?

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry died on July 31, 1944 in Marseille, France.

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How did Antoine de Saint-Exupéry die?

Most likely, during a mission to take photos of a German military group, he was shot down by a German fighter near Marseille.

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How many years did Antoine de Saint-Exupery live?

Antoine de Saint-Exupery lived 44 years.

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How tall was Antoine de Saint-Exupery?

Antoine de Saint-Exupery was about 188 cm tall.

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What sign of the Zodiac was Antoine de Saint-Exupery under?


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