Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (officially Antoine Marie Jean-Baptiste Roger, comte de Saint Exupéry (June 29, 1900 – July 31, 1944), was a French aristocrat, writer, poet, and pioneering aviator during a period when flying machines were made of sticks and fabric.

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 and Night Flight.