Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, officially Antoine Marie Jean-Baptiste Roger, comte de Saint Exupéry (29 June 1900 – 31 July 1944) was a French aristocrat, writer, poet, and aviator pioneers. He became a laureate of several of France’s highest literary awards and also won the U.S. National Book Award. He is best remembered for his novella The Little Prince (Le Petit Prince) and for his lyrical aviation writings, including Wind, Sand and Stars (Terre des hommes) and Night Flight (Vol de nuit). Saint-Exupéry was a successful commercial pilot before World War II, working airmail routes in Europe, Africa and South America. He disappeared over the Mediterranean on his last assigned reconnaissance mission in July 1944.