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Antoine de Saint Exupery
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    (June 29, 1900-July 31, 1944)
    Born in Lyon, France
    Aviator and author
    Director of Aeroposta Argentina (1929-31)
    Wrote 'Night Flight' (1931), 'Wind, Sand and Stars' (1939) and 'The Little Prince' (1943)
    Plane disappeared over the Mediterranean
    He failed his final exams at prep school.
    He gave up flying for several years when his fiancee's family objected, but he later called off the engagement.
    He named his mistress as his literary executor.
    Although a bracelet he wore (1998) and his plane (2000) were eventually recovered, his body was never found.
    He and his navigator survived a crash in the Sahara (December 30, 1935), during which they became so dehydrated they had stopped sweating by the time of their rescue.
    He disappeared while flying a reconnaissance mission for the Free French.
    He was pictured on the 50-franc note.
    'Wind, Sand and Stars' was named the best adventure book of all time by Outside magazine.
    Fans of 'The Little Prince' ranged from James Dean to Mr. Rogers.

Credit: C. Fishel

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