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René Goscinny

1926 - 1977

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René Goscinny (French: [ʁəne ɡɔsini], Polish: [ɡɔɕˈt͡ɕinnɨ] (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 739,054 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 50 in 2019). René Goscinny is the 4th most popular comic artist, the 407th most popular biography from France (down from 323rd in 2019) and the most popular French Comic Artist.

René Goscinny is most famous for being the co-creator of the Asterix series. He also wrote the Lucky Luke series.

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Among comic artists, René Goscinny ranks 4 out of 174Before him are Stan Lee, Hergé, and Osamu Tezuka. After him are Albert Uderzo, Joseph Barbera, Jean Giraud, Carl Barks, Akira Toriyama, Peyo, Hugo Pratt, and Matt Groening.

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Among people born in 1926, René Goscinny ranks 18Before him are Dario Fo, Svetlana Alliluyeva, Klaus Kinski, Andrzej Wajda, Thích Nhất Hạnh, and Chuck Berry. After him are Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, Hugh Hefner, Paul Bocuse, Prince Claus of the Netherlands, John Coltrane, and Allen Ginsberg. Among people deceased in 1977, René Goscinny ranks 11Before him are Wernher von Braun, Anthony Eden, Roberto Rossellini, Ludwig Erhard, Lutz Graf Schwerin von Krosigk, and Jacques Prévert. After him are Aleksandr Vasilevsky, Joan Crawford, Makarios III, Anaïs Nin, Alexey Stakhanov, and Kurt Schuschnigg.

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Among people born in France, René Goscinny ranks 407 out of 6,011Before him are Raymond IV, Count of Toulouse (1045), Jacques Prévert (1900), Jean-Louis Trintignant (1930), Margaret of Anjou (1430), Jean Genet (1910), and Ambroise Paré (1510). After him are André Citroën (1878), Robert I of France (860), Hortense de Beauharnais (1783), Eugène Viollet-le-Duc (1814), André Masséna (1758), and Yves Klein (1928).


Among comic artists born in France, René Goscinny ranks 1After him are Albert Uderzo (1927), Jean Giraud (1938), Jean-Jacques Sempé (1932), Jean-Claude Mézières (1938), Cabu (1938), Philippe Honoré (1941), Émile Cohl (1857), Jacques Tardi (1946), Tignous (1957), Jacques Martin (1921), and Claire Bretécher (1940).