1928 - 1992

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Pierre "Peyo" Culliford (French: [kylifɔʁ]; 25 June 1928 – 24 December 1992) was a Belgian comics writer and artist who worked under the pseudonym Peyo ([pejo]). His best-known works are the comic strips The Smurfs and Johan and Peewit, in which the Smurfs first appeared.He joined Le Lombard in 1992 but died a few months later. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Peyo has received more than 530,682 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia. Peyo is the 11th most popular comic artist (down from 10th in 2019), the 87th most popular biography from Belgium (down from 83rd 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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Among comic artists, Peyo ranks 11 out of 174Before him are Osamu Tezuka, Joseph Barbera, Carl Barks, Akira Toriyama, Jean Giraud, and Matt Groening. After him are Hugo Pratt, Bob Kane, Jack Kirby, Morris, Zdeněk Miler, and Steve Ditko.

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Among people born in 1928, Peyo ranks 42Before him are Li Ka-shing, Hans Küng, Martin Cooper, Li Peng, Tommaso Buscetta, and Alexei Alexeyevich Abrikosov. After him are Carlos Fuentes, Kim Yong-nam, Maya Angelou, Manfred Gerlach, Jim Lovell, and Manfred Rommel. Among people deceased in 1992, Peyo ranks 22Before him are Benny Hill, Jan Oort, Ernst Happel, Li Xiannian, Aribert Heim, and Félix Guattari. After him are Samuel Reshevsky, Karl Carstens, Grand Duke Vladimir Kirillovich of Russia, Satyajit Ray, Daniel Bovet, and Algirdas Julien Greimas.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Peyo ranks 87 out of 899Before him are Adrian Willaert (1490), Lamoral, Count of Egmont (1522), Dominique Pire (1910), Jacques Piccard (1922), Prince Philippe, Count of Flanders (1837), and Henri Pirenne (1862). After him are Henri Vieuxtemps (1820), Margaret III, Countess of Flanders (1350), Jan Brueghel the Younger (1601), Frans Snyders (1579), Joachim Patinir (1480), and Albert Claude (1899).

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