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July 31: Jean Dubuffet; Milton Friedman, Primo Levi, SaintExupery

On this day, 73 years ago, French writer Antoine de Saint-Exupéry disappeared over the Mediterranean Sea and is believed to have died at that time. On that day, Saint-Exupéry took off in an unarmed P-38 on a reconnaissance mission to collect intelligence on German troop movements in and around France’s Rhone Valley. Author of works like ‘Night Flight’, ‘Wind, Sand and Stars’, and ‘Man and his World’, Saint-Exupéry is mostly known by classic novella ‘The Little Prince’, first published in New York in 1943. The book begins precisely with a pilot being marooned in the desert, a reference to his experience as aviator. Stranded in that desert, the pilot meets a young prince coming from a tiny asteroid where he spends most of his time cleaning volcanoes and pulling out baobab trees. 'The Little Prince' is far more than just a book for kids, it explores the boundless themes of love, loneliness and purpose through captivating and loveable characters who mirror Antoine de Saint-Exupér…

July 30:Giorgio Vasari

Giorgio Vasari was an Italian painter, architect, writer, and historian, most famous today for his Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects, considered the ideological foundation of art-historical writing.Wikipedia Born: July 30, 1511, Arezzo, Italy Died: June 27, 1574, Florence, Italy ArtworksThe Temptation of Saint JeromeVulcan's ForgeMORE On viewPalazzo VecchioJ. Paul Getty MuseumMORE Periods: