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.
October 14, 2019
Joseph Antoine Ferdinand Plateau was a Belgian physicist. He was the first person to demonstrate the illusion of a moving image. To do this he used counter rotating disks with repeating drawn images in small increments of motion on one and regularly spaced slits in the other. He called this device of 1832 the phenakistoscope. ...more on Wikipedia
Profession: Physicist, Scientist
Age: Dec. at 82 (1801-1883)
Birthplace: Brussels, Belgiumsee more on Joseph Plateau
October 12, 2019
Kamini Roy was a leading Bengali poet, social worker and feminist in British India . She was the first woman honours graduate in British India. ...more on Wikipedia
Age: Dec. at 69 (1864-1933)
Birthplace: Bangladesh, Eurasia, Barisal Districtsee more on Kamini Roy
October 11, 2019
Maria Firmina dos Reis (October 11, 1825 – November 11, 1917) was a Brazilian abolitionist and author. Her novel Úrsula (1859) was a depiction of life for Afro-Brazilians under slavery.
Profession: Activist, Author
Age: Dec. at 92 (1825-1917)
Birthplace: São Luís, Maranhão, Brazil