André Franquin

1924 - 1997

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André Franquin (French: [fʁɑ̃kɛ̃]; 3 January 1924 – 5 January 1997) was an influential Belgian comics artist, whose best-known creations are Gaston and Marsupilami. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of André Franquin has received more than 125,979 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). André Franquin is the 26th most popular comic artist (up from 27th in 2019), the 182nd most popular biography from Belgium (down from 172nd in 2019) and the 4th most popular Belgian Comic Artist.

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Among comic artists, André Franquin ranks 26 out of 174Before him are Georges Wolinski, Alan Moore, Leiji Matsumoto, Will Eisner, Quino, and Milo Manara. After him are Don Rosa, Go Nagai, Winsor McCay, Jean-Jacques Sempé, Masashi Kishimoto, and Guillermo Mordillo.

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Among people born in 1924, André Franquin ranks 77Before him are Allan MacLeod Cormack, Lee Iacocca, Madame Nhu, Khamtai Siphandon, John Backus, and Ahmadou Ahidjo. After him are Zizi Jeanmaire, Paul Desmond, Leonid Kogan, Tomiichi Murayama, Roberts Blossom, and Antoni Ramallets. Among people deceased in 1997, André Franquin ranks 66Before him are Fela Kuti, Friedrich Hund, Hugo Gunckel Lüer, Alexander R. Todd, Yuri Nikulin, and Son Sen. After him are Barbara, Hastings Banda, Yevgeny Khaldei, Roland Topor, Teiichi Matsumaru, and Mate Boban.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, André Franquin ranks 182 out of 899Before him are Princess Louise of Belgium (1858), Hugo Claus (1929), Adrien de Gerlache (1866), Abraham Brueghel (1631), Michel Preud'homme (1959), and Jan Matsys (1509). After him are Bernard van Orley (1487), Pierre-Joseph Redouté (1759), Rik Van Looy (1933), Lionel of Antwerp, 1st Duke of Clarence (1338), Melchior Broederlam (1355), and Theodor de Bry (1528).

Among COMIC ARTISTS In Belgium

Among comic artists born in Belgium, André Franquin ranks 4Before him are Hergé (1907), Peyo (1928), and Morris (1923). After him are Jean-Michel Charlier (1924), Greg (1931), Willy Vandersteen (1913), and Benoît Sokal (1954).