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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 255,863 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Cabu is the 34th most popular comic artist (up from 38th in 2019), the 1,765th most popular biography from France (up from 1,998th in 2019) and the 6th most popular French Comic Artist.

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    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 40

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.57

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.27

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among comic artists, Cabu ranks 34 out of 174Before him are Don Rosa, Georges Wolinski, Jean-Jacques Sempé, Hirohiko Araki, Jean-Claude Mézières, and Masashi Kishimoto. After him are Katsuhiro Otomo, Eiichiro Oda, Saul Steinberg, Bill Finger, Kentaro Miura, and Yoshihiro Togashi.

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Among people born in 1938, Cabu ranks 107Before him are Bill Withers, Larry Scott, Ed Lauter, Jean-Claude Mézières, Tereza Kesovija, and Ted Turner. After him are Ryōji Noyori, Guy Roux, Keith O'Brien, Girish Karnad, Morihiro Hosokawa, and Lill-Babs. Among people deceased in 2015, Cabu ranks 82Before him are Chandra Bahadur Dangi, Georges Wolinski, Árpád Göncz, Khaled al-Asaad, Dettmar Cramer, and Wayne Dyer. After him are Yaşar Kemal, Eldar Ryazanov, Licio Gelli, Ruth Rendell, Chantal Akerman, and Akiyuki Nosaka.

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In France

Among people born in France, Cabu ranks 1,765 out of 6,011Before him are Louise de Coligny (1555), Leos Carax (1960), Paul Pelliot (1878), Charles Huntziger (1880), Prince Ferdinand, Duke of Alençon (1844), and Pierre-Paul Prud'hon (1758). After him are Henri Delaunay (1883), Jacques Ellul (1912), Michelle of Valois (1395), Jules Bastien-Lepage (1848), Ravachol (1859), and Jules Brunet (1838).


Among comic artists born in France, Cabu ranks 6Before him are René Goscinny (1926), Albert Uderzo (1927), Jean Giraud (1938), Jean-Jacques Sempé (1932), and Jean-Claude Mézières (1938). After him are Philippe Honoré (1941), Émile Cohl (1857), Jacques Tardi (1946), Tignous (1957), Jacques Martin (1921), and Claire Bretécher (1940).