Albert Uderzo

Cartoonist and Children's Author Albert Uderzo

Profession: Cartoonist and Children's Author


Biography: 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.

Born: April 25, 1927
Birthplace: Fismes, Marne, France

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Taurus

Died: March 24, 2020 (aged 92)

Historical Events

  • 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