Albert Uderzo

Cartoonist Albert Uderzo Full Name: Albert Uderzo


Profession: Cartoonist
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.

Born: April 25, 1927 (91 years old)
Birthplace: Fismes, Marne, France

Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Taurus

Historical Events in the Life of Albert Uderzo

  • 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

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