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Pierre Sudreau, French politician, inspired The Little Prince, died he was 92

Pierre Sudreau was a French politician  died he was 92.. He was born in Paris.

(13 May 1919 – 22 January 2012)

His childhood correspondence with Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900–1944) helped inspire the title character of the 1943 novel The Little Prince.[4]
He announced his resignation as French Education Minister in October 1962 in protest against a proposal by Charles de Gaulle to amend the constitution.[5][6]


  • 1967 L’enchaînement (Plon)
  • 1980 La stratégie de l’absurde (Plon)
  • 1985 De l’inertie politique (éditions Stock)
  • 1991 Au-delà de toutes les frontières


  • Christiane Rimbaud, Pierre Sudreau, Le Cherche Midi, 2004

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