1938 - 2015

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Jean Maurice Jules Cabut (French pronunciation: ​[ʒɑ̃ mɔʁis ʒyl kaby]; 13 January 1938 – 7 January 2015), known by the pen-name Cabu (pronounced [kaby]), was a French comic strip artist and caricaturist. He was murdered in the January 2015 shooting attack on the Charlie Hebdo newspaper offices. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Cabu has received more than 197,392 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Cabu is the 38th most popular comic artist (down from 32nd in 2019), the 2,001st most popular biography from France (down from 1,721st in 2019) and the 5th most popular French Comic Artist.

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  • 39

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.09

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  • 4.53

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among comic artists, Cabu ranks 38 out of 174Before him are Guillermo Mordillo, Bill Finger, Juan Giménez, Saul Steinberg, Eiichiro Oda, and Monkey Punch. After him are Émile Cohl, Charles M. Schulz, Shotaro Ishinomori, Yoshihiro Togashi, Katsuhiro Otomo, and Hirohiko Araki.

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Among people born in 1938, Cabu ranks 127Before him are Morihiro Hosokawa, Angelo Amato, Sidi Ould Cheikh Abdallahi, Hermann Nitsch, Patrick Bauchau, and Marien Ngouabi. After him are Aslan Abashidze, Larry Scott, Keith O'Brien, Jean-Loup Chrétien, Moshoeshoe II of Lesotho, and Arsen Dedić. Among people deceased in 2015, Cabu ranks 94Before him are Jenő Buzánszky, Omar Karami, Akiyuki Nosaka, Jean-Pierre Beltoise, Árpád Göncz, and Adrian Frutiger. After him are John Guillermin, Chantal Akerman, Geraldine McEwan, Magali Noël, Arsen Dedić, and Tadahiko Ueda.

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In France

Among people born in France, Cabu ranks 2,001 out of 5,234Before him are John V, Duke of Brittany (1389), Hervé (1825), Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville (1817), Yvan Goll (1891), Benedicta Henrietta of the Palatinate (1652), and Jean Daniélou (1905). After him are Pierre de Bourdeille, seigneur de Brantôme (1540), Antoine Gombaud (1607), Narcisse Virgilio Díaz (1807), Jean Chapelain (1595), Leslie Caron (1931), and Tino Rossi (1907).


Among comic artists born in France, Cabu ranks 5Before him are Albert Uderzo (1927), René Goscinny (1926), Jean Giraud (1938), and Jean-Jacques Sempé (1932). After him are Émile Cohl (1857), Claire Bretécher (1940), Philippe Honoré (1941), Jacques Tardi (1946), Jacques Martin (1921), Tignous (1957), and Gotlib (1934).