Date of Birth: 14 August, 1926
Place of Birth: Paris, France
Date of Death: 5 November, 1977
Place of Death: Paris, France
Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish
René Goscinny was a French comic editor and writer. He created the Astérix comic book series with illustrator Albert Uderzo.
He was the son of Anna (Bereśniak) and Stanisław/Ladislas Simkha Goscinny, a chemical engineer. His father was from Warsaw, Poland. His mother was born in Chodorków, a small village near Zhytomyr, Poland, now part of Ukraine.
René was raised mostly in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He returned to France after WWII.
He was married to Gilberte Pollaro-Millo, until his death, with whom he had a daughter, author Anne Goscinny.
René’s paternal grandfather was named Abram Juzef Goscinny (the son of Lewek Goscinny, and of a mother surnamed Widerszal).
René’s paternal grandmother was the daughter of Chaim Ferszt, and of a mother surnamed Grycgendler.
René’s maternal grandfather was named Lazare Avram/Abraham Beresniak. Abraham founded a printing company.
Source: Genealogy of René Goscinny – https://www.geni.com