Rodolphe Töpffer, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Rodolphe Töpffer

Swiss teacher, author, painter, cartoonist, and caricature artist

Date of Birth: 31-Jan-1799

Place of Birth: Geneva, Canton of Geneva, Switzerland

Date of Death: 08-Jun-1846

Profession: writer, teacher, politician, illustrator, comics artist, painter, university teacher

Nationality: Switzerland

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

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About Rodolphe Töpffer

  • Rodolphe Töpffer ( TOP-f?r, French: [??d?lf tœpf??]; 31 January or 1 February 1799 – 8 June 1846) was a Swiss teacher, author, painter, cartoonist, and caricaturist.
  • He is best known for his illustrated books (littérature en estampes, "graphic literature"), which are possibly the earliest European comics.
  • He is known as the father of comic strips and has been credited as the "first comics artist in history."Paris-educated, Töpffer worked as a schoolteacher and ran a boarding school, where he entertained students with his caricatures.
  • In 1837, he published Histoire de M.
  • Vieux Bois (published in the United States in 1842 as The Adventures of Obadiah Oldbuck).
  • Each page of the book had one to six captioned cartoon panels, much like modern comics.
  • Töpffer published several more of these books, and wrote theoretical essays on the form.

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