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1928 - 1992

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Pierre Culliford (French: [kylifɔʁ]; 25 June 1928 – 24 December 1992) was a Belgian comics writer and artist who worked under the pseudonym Peyo ([pejo]). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Peyo has received more than 701,334 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Peyo is the 10th most popular comic artist (up from 11th in 2019), the 100th most popular biography from Belgium (down from 87th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Belgian Comic Artist.

Peyo is most famous for the Moomins, which are a family of white, hippopotamus-like creatures that live in a valley.

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  • 700k

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  • 63.14

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  • 33

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Among comic artists, Peyo ranks 10 out of 174Before him are René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo, Joseph Barbera, Jean Giraud, Carl Barks, and Akira Toriyama. After him are Hugo Pratt, Matt Groening, Zdeněk Miler, Jack Kirby, Bob Kane, and Morris.

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Among people born in 1928, Peyo ranks 46Before him are Carlos Fuentes, Lina Wertmüller, Tommaso Buscetta, Alexei Alexeyevich Abrikosov, Hardy Krüger, and Manfred Gerlach. After him are Li Peng, Li Ka-shing, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Herbert Kroemer, Francesco Cossiga, and Vera Rubin. Among people deceased in 1992, Peyo ranks 28Before him are Grand Duke Vladimir Kirillovich of Russia, Félix Guattari, Ernst Happel, Samuel Reshevsky, Karl Carstens, and Algirdas Julien Greimas. After him are Daniel Bovet, Paolo Borsellino, John Spencer, 8th Earl Spencer, Günther Anders, H. L. A. Hart, and Kaysone Phomvihane.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Peyo ranks 100 out of 1,019Before him are Anne of France (1461), Margaret III, Countess of Flanders (1350), Philippe de Champaigne (1602), Auguste Beernaert (1829), Émile Verhaeren (1855), and Louise Françoise de Bourbon, Duchess of Bourbon (1673). After him are Félicien Rops (1833), Gilles Binchois (1400), Joachim Patinir (1480), Gerard de Ridefort (1141), Eugène Ysaÿe (1858), and Paul Delvaux (1897).

Among COMIC ARTISTS In Belgium

Among comic artists born in Belgium, Peyo ranks 2Before him are Hergé (1907). After him are Morris (1923), André Franquin (1924), Benoît Sokal (1954), Jean-Michel Charlier (1924), Hermann Huppen (1938), Jijé (1914), Willy Vandersteen (1913), and Greg (1931).