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Cartoonist Hergé
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Full Name: Georges Prosper Remi
Profession: Cartoonist


Biography: A well-known cartoonist, some of Remi's works include "Jo, Zette and Jocko", "Quick & Flupke" and "The Adventures of Totor", but he is best known for creating "The Adventures of Tintin".

As one of the most popular European comics of the 20th century, Tintin has been translated into over 50 languages, with several screen adaptations.

Remi is better known by his pen name "Hergé", which he derived from the pronunciation of his transposed initials, "R.G", as it is pronounced in French.

Born: May 22, 1907
Birthplace: Etterbook, Belgium

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Gemini

Died: March 3, 1983 (aged 75)
Cause of Death: Unclear, possibly leukaemia

Historical Events

  • 1928-09-30 Le Sifflet publishes 1st precursor of Kuifje (Tintin)
  • 1946-09-26 1st edition of Tintin (Kuifje), publishes until June 1993

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