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Stéphane Charbonnier

Cartoonist Stéphane Charbonnier

Profession: Cartoonist


Biography: Stéphane Charbonnier was editor of the French weekly satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo when he was killed in a terrorist attack by Islamic extremists on the newspaper's office in Paris in January 2015.

Charbonnier, who went by the professional name of Charb, was already living under police protection due to the firebombing of the magazine in 2011 and their publication of caricatures of the prophet Muhammad.

Four days after his death a rally attended by 2 million people in Paris, had as its slogan "Je suis Charlie" ("I am Charlie")

Born: August 21, 1967
Birthplace: Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, France

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Leo

Died: January 7, 2015 (aged 47)
Cause of Death: Terrorist attack

Historical Events

  • 2015-01-07 Terrorist attack on the offices of satirical newspaper "Charlie Hebdo" in Paris kills 12 (including Jean Cabut and Stéphane Charbonnier), injures 11

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