André Malraux

Novelist André Malraux

Profession: Novelist


Biography: André Malraux was a French writer that also served as the French Minister for Information (1956-1946) and Minister of Cultural Affairs (1958-1969) under President Charles de Gaulle.

He is best known for his novel Man's Fate (La Condition Humaine), published in 1933, which relates the tale of the failed Communist rebellion in 1927 Shanghai.

Malraux wrote a number of tales based on his experiences in Asia, where he travelled to at 22 with his wife Clara in 1923. The two went first to the French Protectorate of Cambodia, where he was drawn by the romantic reputation of the area and in emulation of T. E. Lawrence.

Born: November 3, 1901
Birthplace: Paris, France

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Scorpio

Died: November 23, 1976 (aged 75)

Historical Events

  • 1934-02-22 André Malraux and Édouard Corniglion-Molinier set out to find the lost capital of the Queen of Sheba, as mentioned in the Old Testament

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