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Robert Storm Petersen (19 September 1882 – 6 March 1949): A Danish cartoonist and humorist renowned for his satirical illustrations and wit.

Early Life

Born in Copenhagen, Denmark, on September 19, 1882, Robert Storm Petersen showed an early inclination for art and humor. He began his career as an illustrator and graphic artist, laying the foundation for his future as a celebrated cartoonist.


Storm Petersen’s career soared in the early 20th century when he started contributing to various Danish newspapers and magazines. His distinctive style combined humor, satire, and a keen social commentary that resonated with the public. He created iconic characters like “The Mosey Lummel,” a lovable but hapless figure.

In 1914, he launched the satirical magazine “Morsing,” which became immensely popular. He also ventured into theater, writing and designing for revues and cabarets, further establishing himself as a multi-talented artist.


Robert Storm Petersen’s impact on Danish culture is immeasurable. His cartoons and illustrations provided sharp commentary on societal issues, politics, and everyday life. He was a master of the pen, using humor to provoke thought and reflection.

His legacy lives on through his timeless works, and he remains an inspiration to cartoonists and humorists worldwide. The annual Storm P. Museum in Copenhagen is a testament to his enduring influence.

Storm Petersen passed away on March 6, 1949, leaving behind a rich legacy of humor and satire that continues to bring joy and insight to audiences. His ability to find laughter even in challenging times endears him to generations, ensuring that his artistry and wit will be celebrated for years to come.

On 19 September 2013, a Google Doodle was created to celebrate Robert Storm Petersen’s 131st Birthday.

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