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 622,811 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). René Goscinny is the 4th most popular comic artist, the 324th most popular biography from France (up from 337th in 2019) and the 2nd 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, Albert Uderzo, and Hergé. After him are Osamu Tezuka, Joseph Barbera, Carl Barks, Akira Toriyama, Jean Giraud, Matt Groening, Peyo, and Hugo Pratt.

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Among people born in 1926, René Goscinny ranks 14Before him are Leslie Nielsen, Chuck Berry, Sathya Sai Baba, Dario Fo, Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, and Miles Davis. After him are Klaus Kinski, Hugh Hefner, Andrzej Wajda, Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, Jerry Lewis, and Svetlana Alliluyeva. Among people deceased in 1977, René Goscinny ranks 8Before him are Elvis Presley, Maria Callas, Vladimir Nabokov, Wernher von Braun, Anthony Eden, and Roberto Rossellini. After him are Ludwig Erhard, Lutz Graf Schwerin von Krosigk, Jacques Prévert, Alexey Stakhanov, Aleksandr Vasilevsky, and Makarios III.

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Among people born in France, René Goscinny ranks 324 out of 5,234Before him are Raynald of Châtillon (1123), Jean Arp (1886), Joseph-Ignace Guillotin (1738), Robert Guiscard (1016), Charles Messier (1730), and Chrétien de Troyes (1135). After him are Marguerite de Navarre (1492), Jean-Michel Jarre (1948), Adolphe Adam (1803), Eugène François Vidocq (1775), François Couperin (1668), and Jean Renoir (1894).


Among comic artists born in France, René Goscinny ranks 2Before him are Albert Uderzo (1927). After him are Jean Giraud (1938), Jean-Jacques Sempé (1932), Cabu (1938), Émile Cohl (1857), Claire Bretécher (1940), Philippe Honoré (1941), Jacques Tardi (1946), Jacques Martin (1921), Tignous (1957), and Gotlib (1934).