1923 - 2001


Maurice De Bevere (French pronunciation: ​[mɔʁis də bəvɛʁ, moʁ-]; 1 December 1923 – 16 July 2001), better known as Morris, was a Belgian cartoonist, comics artist, illustrator and the creator of Lucky Luke, a bestselling comic series about a gunslinger in the American Wild West. He was inspired by the adventures of the historic Dalton Gang and other outlaws. It was a bestselling series for more than 20 years that was translated into 23 languages and published internationally. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Morris has received more than 159,302 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 17th most popular comic artist.

Memorability Metrics

  • 160k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 60.11

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 32

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 7.04

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.40

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among comic artists, Morris ranks 17 out of 155Before him are Jean Giraud, Hugo Pratt, Matt Groening, Guillermo Mordillo, Bob Kane, and Zdeněk Miler. After him are Steve Ditko, Alan Moore, Georges Wolinski, Quino, Rumiko Takahashi, and Leiji Matsumoto.

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Among people born in 1923, Morris ranks 40Before him are Lee Teng-hui, Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria, Philip Warren Anderson, Mauno Koivisto, Erland Josephson, and Jorge Semprún. After him are Alice Miller, Linda Christian, Bert Trautmann, Edgar F. Codd, Stephanie Kwolek, and Horst Tappert. Among people deceased in 2001, Morris ranks 37Before him are Charles Trenet, Zhang Xueliang, Poul Anderson, Dương Văn Minh, Jacques Mayol, and Ken Kesey. After him are Henry Lee Lucas, Chung Ju-yung, Juan Antonio Villacañas, Isaac Stern, Timothy McVeigh, and Masao Ono.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Morris ranks 122 out of 658Before him are Auguste Perret (1874), Joseph Plateau (1801), Bartholomeus Spranger (1546), Zénobe Gramme (1826), Henri de Baillet-Latour (1876), and Pieter Coecke van Aelst (1502). After him are Guy Verhofstadt (1953), Henry VI, Count of Luxembourg (1240), Silvio Gesell (1862), Henri, Count of Paris (1933), Theroigne de Mericourt (1762), and Marie of Brabant, Queen of France (1254).

Among COMIC ARTISTS In Belgium

Among comic artists born in Belgium, Morris ranks 3Before him are Hergé (1907) and Peyo (1928). After him are André Franquin (1924), Greg (1931), and Benoît Sokal (1954).

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