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French Jean RASPAIL

French author, traveler and explorer

Source :  Jean-Yves BAXTER

Born: on July 05, 1925 in Chemillé-sur-Dême, Indre-et-Loire, France  (94 years)


Born on 5 July 1925 in Chemillé-sur-Dême, Indre-et-Loire, Jean Raspail is the son of factory manager Octave Raspail and Marguerite Chaix. He attended private Catholic school at Saint-Jean de Passy in Paris, the Institution Sainte-Marie d'Antony and the École des Roches [fr] in Verneuil-sur-Avre.

During the first twenty years of his career Raspail traveled the world to discover populations threatened by their confrontation with modernity. He led a Tierra del Fuego–Alaska car trek in 1950–52 and, in 1954, a French research expedition to the land of the Incas. Raspail served as Consul General of the Kingdom of Araucanía and Patagonia. In 1981, his novel Moi, Antoine de Tounens, roi de Patagonie (I, Antoine of Tounens, King of Patagonia) won the Grand Prix du Roman (award for a novel) of the Académie française.

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- Category Author, Explorer - 20th century