René Goscinny

1926 - 1977

René Goscinny

René Goscinny (French: [ʁəne ɡosini], Polish: [ɡɔɕˈtɕinnɨ] (listen); 14 August 1926 – 5 November 1977) was a French comic editor and writer, who created the Astérix comic book series with illustrator Albert Uderzo. Raised largely in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he attended French schools, he lived for a time in the United States. There he met Belgian cartoonist Morris. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of René Goscinny has received more than 479,851 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 4th most popular comic artist.

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Among comic artists, René Goscinny ranks 4 out of 155Before him are Stan Lee, Osamu Tezuka, and Hergé. After him are Jack Kirby, Albert Uderzo, Carl Barks, Joseph Barbera, Akira Toriyama, Peyo, Jean Giraud, and Hugo Pratt.

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Among people born in 1926, René Goscinny ranks 16Before him are Beji Caid Essebsi, Miles Davis, Jiang Zemin, Dario Fo, Andrzej Wajda, and Valéry Giscard d'Estaing. After him are Klaus Kinski, Svetlana Alliluyeva, Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, Paul Bocuse, Hugh Hefner, and John Coltrane. Among people deceased in 1977, René Goscinny ranks 8Before him are Elvis Presley, Maria Callas, Vladimir Nabokov, Wernher von Braun, Roberto Rossellini, and Lutz Graf Schwerin von Krosigk. After him are Ludwig Erhard, Anthony Eden, Jacques Prévert, Alexey Stakhanov, Aleksandr Vasilevsky, and Makarios III.

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Among people born in France, René Goscinny ranks 338 out of 4,109Before him are Roger Martin du Gard (1881), Eugène de Beauharnais (1781), Maurice Merleau-Ponty (1908), J. M. G. Le Clézio (1940), John of Austria (1547), and Paul Ricœur (1913). After him are Jeanne Moreau (1928), Françoise d'Aubigné, Marquise de Maintenon (1635), Philip the Bold (1342), Adolphe Thiers (1797), Dagobert I (611), and François Couperin (1668).


Among comic artists born in France, René Goscinny ranks 1After him are Albert Uderzo (1927), Jean Giraud (1938), Jean-Jacques Sempé (1932), Cabu (1938), Émile Cohl (1857), Philippe Honoré (1941), Jacques Martin (null), Jacques Tardi (1946), Tignous (1957), and Sylvain Chomet (1963).

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