Every Person Who Has Been Immortalized in a Google Doodle  

Celebrity Lists
54.7k views 1,206 items

List Rules 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. 

Lupicínio Rodrigues
Lupicínio Rodrigues is listed (or ranked) 1206 on the list Every Person Who Has Been Immortalized in a Google Doodle
Photo:  Google

September 16, 2019

Lupicínio Rodrigues (Porto Alegre, September 16, 1914 – Porto Alegre, August 27, 1974) was a great composer of samba from Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. He was the main exponent of a style of samba called Dor-de-Cotovelo. The term, literally "elbow pain", translates as "heartbreak."

Profession: Composer

Age: Dec. at 59 (1914-1974)

Birthplace: Porto Alegre, Brazil

Chrisye is listed (or ranked) 1205 on the list Every Person Who Has Been Immortalized in a Google Doodle
Photo:  Google

September 16, 2019

Chrismansyah Rahadi, born Christian Rahadi but better known by his stage name of Chrisye, was an Indonesian progressive pop singer and songwriter. In his 40-year career he won many awards and accolades; in 2011 Rolling Stone Indonesia declared him the third-greatest Indonesian musician of all time. Born in Jakarta of mixed Chinese-Indonesian descent, Chrisye became interested in music at an early age. At high school he played bass guitar in a band he formed with his brother, Joris. In the late 1960s he joined Sabda Nada, a band led by his neighbours, the Nasutions. In 1973, after a short hiatus, he rejoined the band to play in New York for a year. He briefly returned to Indonesia and then ...more on Wikipedia

Profession: Songwriter, Singer

Age: Dec. at 58 (1949-2007)

Birthplace: Jakarta, Indonesia

see more on Chrisye
Ranker Video
Video: YouTube

September 16, 2019

B.B. King is an American blues musician, singer, songwriter, and guitarist. Rolling Stone magazine ranked him at No. 6 on its 2011 list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time, and he was ranked No. 17 in Gibson's "Top 50 Guitarists of All Time". According to Edward M. Komara, King "introduced a sophisticated style of soloing based on fluid string bending and shimmering vibrato that would influence virtually every electric blues guitarist that followed." King was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987. King was also inducted into 2014 class of the R&B Music Hall of Fame. He is considered one of the most influential blues musicians of all time, earning the nickname "The King ...more on Wikipedia

Profession: Record producer, Guitarist, Songwriter, Musician, Singer-songwriter, + more

Age: Dec. at 89 (1925-2015)

Birthplace: Berclair, Mississippi, United States of America

More B.B. King

#61 of 2143 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time #9 of 673 on The Greatest Guitarists Of All Time #73 of 229 on Rock Stars Whose Deaths Were The Most Untimely featuring The Best B.B. King Albums of All Time

see more on B.B. King
Ynés Mexía
Ynés Mexía is listed (or ranked) 1203 on the list Every Person Who Has Been Immortalized in a Google Doodle
Photo:  Google

September 15, 2019

Ynés Enriquetta Julietta Mexía (May 24, 1870 – July 12, 1938) was a botanist known for her collection of novel plant specimens from areas of Mexico and South America. She discovered a new genus of Asteraceae and was arguably the most accomplished plant collector of her time.

Profession: Botanist

Age: Dec. at 68 (1870-1938)

Birthplace: Washington, D.C.