Craenhals, François

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Craenhals, François Gender: M
born on 15 November 1926 at 05:00 (= 05:00 AM )
Place Ixelles, Belgium, 50n50, 4e22
Timezone WET h0e (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Bessiere
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 22°05' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 21°52 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 00°23'

François Craenhals (albums of "Chevalier Ardent")
photo: Skblzz1, license cc-by-sa-4.0


Belgian comics artist best known for the comic series, Prince Valiant-inspired Chevalier Ardent (The Brave Knight, 1970-2001) and Les 4 As (1964-2004). His comics have been translated in many languages, including Dutch, German and Swedish.

In the 1990s, François Craenhals moved to Rivières-de-Theyrargues in the south of France, where he continued drawing his two series until his death on 2 August 2004 in Montpellier at age 77.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : Prize 1976 (Prix Saint-Michel, Belgium, Best Story)

Source Notes

Michaël Mandl quotes Jany Bessière from birth record [1].


  • Vocation : Art : Cartoonist
  • Vocation : Art : Commercial artist
  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist
  • Vocation : Art : Other Art (Art Director)
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award (Prix Saint-Michel, Belgium, Best Story)