Every Person Who Has Been Immortalized in a Google Doodle

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All people who have been in Google Doodles, listed by most recent.

Who are the most influential people in history? Here's a good place to start. This is a list of every person who has ever been immortalized in a Google Doodle, in order from the very first to the most recent. The first Google Doodle appeared on on August 30, 1998, in honor of Burning Man, surprising visitors to the search engine homepage. It wasn't until 2001 that the very first real person was commemorated. In November of that year, a Google Doodle honored Claude Monet, artistically drawn in the style of the painter's famous water lilies. For more than a decade since, Google has celebrated artists, inventors, poets, musicians, activists, mathematicians, scientists, singers, architects, and hundreds of other people who have made positive contributions to the world as we know it. Every famous person who has been in a Google Doodle is listed in the order in which his or her Doodle appeared on the famous website, along with the date—or multiple dates, when applicable. While most of these cool and interesting people were honored on their birthdays, many others have been recognized on important anniversaries of their work. There is also a picture of each person's Google Doodle, and videos for important men and women like Freddie Mercury, Jules Verne, and Maya Angelou, whose Doodles were interactive. 

  • Rosa Bonheur
    Photo: Google

    Mar 16, 2022

    Rosa Bonheur, born Marie-Rosalie Bonheur, (16 March 1822 – 25 May 1899) was a French artist, an animalière (painter of animals) and sculptor, known for her artistic realism. Her best-known paintings are Ploughing in the Nivernais, first exhibited at the Paris Salon of 1848, and now at the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, and The Horse Fair (in French: Le marché aux chevaux), which was exhibited at the Salon of 1853 (finished in 1855) and is now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, in New York City. Bonheur was widely considered to be the most famous female painter during the nineteenth century.
    • Profession: Artist
    • Age: Dec. at 77 (1822-1899)
    • Birthplace: Bordeaux, France
  • 1375

    Lou Andreas-Salomé

    Lou Andreas-Salomé
    Photo: Google

    Feb 12, 2022

    Lou Andreas-Salomé (born either Louise von Salomé or Luíza Gustavovna Salomé or Lioulia von Salomé, Russian: Луиза Густавовна Саломе; 12 February 1861 – 5 February 1937) was a Russian-born psychoanalyst and a well traveled author, narrator, and essayist from a Russian-German family. Her diverse intellectual interests led to friendships with a broad array of distinguished western thinkers, including Friedrich Nietzsche, Sigmund Freud, Paul Rée, and Rainer Maria Rilke.
    • Profession: Writer
    • Age: Dec. at 75 (1861-1937)
    • Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • 1374

    Severino Reyes

    Severino Reyes
    Photo: Google

    February 11, 2022

    Severino Reyes (February 11, 1861 – September 15, 1942) was a Filipino writer, playwright, and director of plays. He used the pen name Lola Basyang. He was nicknamed "Don Binoy".
    • Age: Dec. at 81 (1861-1942)
    • Birthplace: Santa Cruz, Manila, Philippines
  • Toni Stone
    Video: YouTube
    Toni Stone (July 17, 1921 – November 2, 1996), born as Marcenia Lyle Stone in Bluefield, West Virginia, was the first of three women to play professional baseball, as a part of the Negro League. Stone attended Roosevelt High School in Minneapolis, Minnesota. A baseball player from her early childhood, she went on to play for the San Francisco Sea Lions in the West Coast Negro Baseball League in 1945. In 1953, she was traded to the Indianapolis Clowns of the Negro League and in 1954 she signed with the Kansas City Monarchs.
    • Age: Dec. at 75 (1921-1996)
    • Birthplace: Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1372

    Arkhip Kuindzhi

    Arkhip Kuindzhi
    Photo: Google

    Jan 27, 2022

    Arkhip Ivanovich Kuindzhi (or Kuinji; Russian: Архи́п Ива́нович Куи́нджи pronounced [ɐrˈxʲip kʊˈindʐɨ]; Greek: Αρχίπ Κουίντζι; 27 January 1842(?) – 24 July 1910) was a Russian landscape painter of Greek descent.
    • Age: Dec. at 69 (1841-1910)
    • Birthplace: Mariupol, Ukraine
  • 1371

    Katarzyna Kobro

    Katarzyna Kobro
    Photo: Google

    January 26, 2022

    Katarzyna Kobro (26 January 1898 in Moscow – 21 February 1951 in Łódź) was a Polish avant-garde sculptor. She is a prominent representative of the constructivist movement in Poland.
    • Age: Dec. at 53 (1898-1951)
    • Birthplace: Riga, Latvia