Charles M. Schulzcartoonist
Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Cartoonist who created “Peanuts,” the most commercially successful syndicated comic strip of all time. Charlie Brown, piano-playing Schroeder, Linus with his security blanket, and self-centered Lucy, have been companions to children for generations. Schulz announced his retirement in 1999 and died hours before his farewell strip ran.Died: 2/12/2000
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