1923 - 2001

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Maurice De Bevere (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈmoːriz də ˈbeːvərə]; 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 50 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 185,455 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Morris is the 15th most popular comic artist (up from 17th in 2019), the 112th most popular biography from Belgium (up from 122nd in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Belgian Comic Artist.

Morris is most famous for the Morris chair, a type of chair with a curved back that was popular in the 18th century.

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  • 190k

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  • 70.97

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  • 34

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 7.37

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.36

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Among comic artists, Morris ranks 15 out of 174Before him are Jean Giraud, Matt Groening, Peyo, Hugo Pratt, Bob Kane, and Jack Kirby. After him are Zdeněk Miler, Steve Ditko, Tsugumi Ohba, Rumiko Takahashi, Georges Wolinski, and Alan Moore.

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Among people born in 1923, Morris ranks 36Before him are Antoni Tàpies, Nguyễn Văn Thiệu, Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria, Markus Wolf, Freeman Dyson, and Philip Warren Anderson. After him are Horst Tappert, Bert Trautmann, Linda Christian, Erland Josephson, René Girard, and Jorge Semprún. Among people deceased in 2001, Morris ranks 30Before him are Balthus, Nikolay Basov, Douglas Adams, Nguyễn Văn Thiệu, Gilbert Bécaud, and Marie José of Belgium. After him are Zhang Xueliang, Jacques Mayol, Henry Lee Lucas, Charles Trenet, Dương Văn Minh, and Isaac Stern.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Morris ranks 112 out of 899Before him are Anne of France (1461), André Grétry (1741), Jacky Ickx (1945), Marie José of Belgium (1906), Karel van Mander (1548), and Joseph Plateau (1801). After him are Eugène Ysaÿe (1858), François Vatel (1631), Pierre Louÿs (1870), Adriaen Brouwer (1605), Jean-Marie Pfaff (1953), and Auguste Perret (1874).

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), Jean-Michel Charlier (1924), Greg (1931), Willy Vandersteen (1913), and Benoît Sokal (1954).