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Every Person Who Has Been Immortalized in a Google Doodle 

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Updated February 28, 2020 57.8k views 1,260 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. 

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February 28, 2020

Sir John Tenniel (28 February 1820 – 25 February 1914) was an English illustrator, graphic humorist, and political cartoonist prominent in the second half of the 19th century. He was knighted for his artistic achievements in 1893. Tenniel is remembered especially as the principal political cartoonist for Punch magazine for over 50 years, and for his illustrations to Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865) and Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There (1871). ...more on Wikipedia

Profession: Illustrator

Age: Dec. at 94 (1820-1914)

Birthplace: London, United Kingdom

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Jaan Kross
Jaan Kross is listed (or ranked) 1259 on the list Every Person Who Has Been Immortalized in a Google Doodle
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February 19, 2020

Jaan Kross (19 February 1920 – 27 December 2007) was an Estonian writer. He was nominated several times for the Nobel Prize in Literature during the early 1990s. ...more on Wikipedia

Profession: Writer

Age: Dec. at 87 (1920-2007)

Birthplace: Tallinn, Estonia

Susan B. Anthony is listed (or ranked) 1258 on the list Every Person Who Has Been Immortalized in a Google Doodle
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February 15, 2020

Susan B. Anthony (February 15, 1820 – March 13, 1906) was an American social reformer and women's rights activist who played a pivotal role in the women's suffrage movement. Born into a Quaker family committed to social equality, she collected anti-slavery petitions at the age of 17. In 1856, she became the New York state agent for the American Anti-Slavery Society. In 1851, she met Elizabeth Cady Stanton, who became her lifelong friend and co-worker in social reform activities, primarily in the field of women's rights. In 1852, they founded the New York Women's State Temperance Society after Anthony was prevented from speaking at a temperance conference because she was female. In 1863, they ...more on Wikipedia

Profession: Women's rights activist

Age: Dec. at 86 (1820-1906)

Birthplace: Adams, Massachusetts

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Irena Sendler is listed (or ranked) 1257 on the list Every Person Who Has Been Immortalized in a Google Doodle
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February 15, 2020

Irena Stanisława Sendler (née Krzyżanowska), also referred to as Irena Sendlerowa in Poland, nom de guerre "Jolanta" (15 February 1910 – 12 May 2008), was a Polish social worker, humanitarian and nurse who served in the Polish Underground during World War II in German-occupied Warsaw, and from October 1943 was head of the children's section of Żegota, the Polish Council to Aid Jews (Polish: Rada Pomocy Żydom).In the 1930s, Sendler conducted her social work as one of the activists connected to the Free Polish University. From 1935 to October 1943, she worked for the Department of Social Welfare and Public Health of the City of Warsaw. She also pursued informal, and during the war ...more on Wikipedia

Profession: Nurse, Social Worker

Age: Dec. at 98 (1910-2008)

Birthplace: Otwock, Poland