Why Famous: Uderzo is a self-taught artist best known as the cartoonist behind the Astérix series, which he collaborated on with René Goscinny. Though initially providing only the illustrations, Uderzo took over the writing after Goscinny's unexpected death in 1977.
Some of his other notable works include "Tanguy et Laverdure" and "Oumpah-pah"
Uderzo officially retired from drawing in September 2011.
- 1959-10-29 "Asterix" is first published in the French magazine "Pilote" by Rene Goscinny, illustrated by Albert Uderzo
- 1965-11-26 France launches 1st satellite, 92 lb (42 kg) A1-capsule (Astérix), named after the popular French comic character