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Every Person Who Has Been Immortalized in a Google Doodle

Updated October 12, 2021 65.3k views1.3k items

List RulesAll 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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    Helena Modjeska

    Photo: Google

    October 12, 201

    Helena Modjeska (October 12, 1840 – April 8, 1909), whose actual Polish surname was Modrzejewska (Polish pronunciation: [mɔdʐɛˈjɛfska]), was a renowned actress who specialized in Shakespearean and tragic roles.  ...more
    • Profession: Actor
    • Age: Dec. at 68 (1840-1909)
    • Birthplace: Free City of Kraków, Poland
    • Nationality: United States of America
  • Photo: user uploaded image

    October 12, 2021

    Eugenio Montale (Italian: [euˈdʒɛːnjo monˈtaːle]; 12 October 1896 – 12 September 1981) was an Italian poet, prose writer, editor and translator, and recipient of the 1975 Nobel Prize in Literature..  ...more
    • Profession: Poet, Translator, Writer
    • Age: Dec. at 84 (1896-1981)
    • Birthplace: Genoa, Italy
    • Nationality: Italy
  • Photo: Google

    October 10, 2021

    Una Maud Victoria Marson (6 February 1905 – 6 May 1965) was a Jamaican feminist, activist and writer, producing poems, plays and radio programmes. She travelled to London in 1932 and became the first black woman to be employed by the BBC during World War II. In 1942 she became producer of the programme Calling the West Indies, turning it into Caribbean Voices, which became an important forum for Caribbean literary work.  ...more
    • Profession: Writer
    • Age: 116
    • Birthplace: Santa Cruz, Jamaica
    • Nationality: Jamaica
  • Photo: Google

    October 6, 2021

    Margaret Isobel Fulton (6 October 1924 – 24 July 2019) was a Scottish-born Australian food and cooking writer, journalist, author and commentator. She was the first of this genre of writers in Australia.Fulton's early recipes encouraged Australians to alter their traditional staple of "meat and three vegetables" and to be creative with food. She encouraged international cuisine from places such as Spain, Italy, India and China. As the cookery editor of the Woman's Day magazine, she "brought these into Australian homes through her articles."Although she did some television work, Fulton mainly concentrated on writing, because she felt it was her higher talent.  ...more
    • Profession: Journalist, Writer
    • Age: 97
    • Birthplace: Nairn, United Kingdom
    • Nationality: Australia