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Anne Sullivan

1866 - 1936

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Anne Sullivan Macy (born as Johanna Mansfield Sullivan; April 14, 1866 – October 20, 1936) was an American teacher best known for being the instructor and lifelong companion of Helen Keller.At the age of five, Sullivan contracted trachoma, an eye disease, which left her partially blind and without reading or writing skills. She received her education as a student of the Perkins School for the Blind. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Anne Sullivan has received more than 2,380,892 page views. Her biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Anne Sullivan is the 306th most popular philosopher (down from 288th in 2019), the 789th most popular biography from United States (down from 715th in 2019) and the 5th most popular American Philosopher.

Anne Sullivan is most famous for being Helen Keller's tutor.

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Among philosophers, Anne Sullivan ranks 306 out of 1,081Before her are John Searle, Alfred Tarski, Cleanthes, Johann Reuchlin, Miskawayh, and Abraham ibn Ezra. After her are Shahab al-Din Yahya ibn Habash Suhrawardi, Asanga, Hilary Putnam, Speusippus, Jacobus Arminius, and Lucien Lévy-Bruhl.

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Among people born in 1866, Anne Sullivan ranks 17Before her are Aby Warburg, Giovanni Agnelli, Hans von Seeckt, Ferruccio Busoni, Aleksandr Ulyanov, and Jacinto Benavente. After her are Charles Nicolle, Ramsay MacDonald, Emilio De Bono, Archduke Franz Salvator of Austria, George Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon, and Antoine Meillet. Among people deceased in 1936, Anne Sullivan ranks 30Before her are Karl Kraus, Buenaventura Durruti, Róbert Bárány, Robert E. Howard, Andrija Mohorovičić, and Elsa Einstein. After her are Charles Nicolle, Julius Schreck, Georg Michaelis, Nikolai Ostrovsky, Moritz Schlick, and Princess Victoria Melita of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Anne Sullivan ranks 789 out of 18,182Before her are Linda B. Buck (1947), Frederick Chapman Robbins (1916), Clyde Tombaugh (1906), Adam Sandler (1966), George Beadle (1903), and John Dos Passos (1896). After her are Arthur Ashkin (1922), Laurence Fishburne (1961), George Foreman (1949), H. H. Holmes (1861), John Reed (1887), and Charlie Sheen (1965).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In United States

Among philosophers born in United States, Anne Sullivan ranks 5Before her are John Rawls (1921), George Herbert Mead (1863), Robert Nozick (1938), and John Searle (1932). After her are Hilary Putnam (1926), Richard Rorty (1931), Daniel Dennett (1942), Judith Butler (1956), Ronald Dworkin (1931), Willard Van Orman Quine (1908), and Nelson Goodman (1906).