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Charles Schulz (1922-2000)


Charles Monroe Schulz (1922-2000)

Charles Schulz was the creator of
Peanuts, one of the most influential and universally loved of comic strips. The central character of the strip’s cast of children is purportedly the eternal loser Charlie Brown, though he is constantly upstaged by his pet dog, the popular Snoopy. It has been best known in Britain through appearances in the Daily Mail and as an animated television series.
Charles Schulz was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on 26 November 1922, the only child of German-born Carl Schulz and his wife, Dena Halverson. Soon after he was born, he received the nickname Sparky, an uncle saying that he was to be named Spark Plug, after the racehorse character in the popular newspaper comic strip, Barney Google. At the age of five, he moved with his parents to an apartment in St Paul, which was closer to his father’s business, The Family Barbershop, and attended kindergarten at the Mattocks School.
In 1929, the Schultz family travelled across country, and settled in Needles, California.

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