Anne Sullivan

1866 - 1936

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Anne Sullivan Macy (born 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Anne Sullivan has received more than 1,740,779 page views. Her biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Anne Sullivan is the 288th most popular philosopher (up from 327th in 2019), the 715th most popular biography from United States (up from 798th 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 288 out of 1,089Before her are Robert Nozick, Abraham ibn Ezra, Jacobus Arminius, Prodicus, Ramana Maharshi, and John Searle. After her are Alfred Tarski, Aśvaghoṣa, Panaetius, Pherecydes of Syros, A. S. Neill, and Félix Guattari.

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Among people born in 1866, Anne Sullivan ranks 15Before her are Benedetto Croce, Alfred Werner, Hans von Seeckt, Aby Warburg, Giovanni Agnelli, and Ferruccio Busoni. After her are Aleksandr Ulyanov, Charles Nicolle, Butch Cassidy, Jacinto Benavente, Léon Bakst, and Ramsay MacDonald. Among people deceased in 1936, Anne Sullivan ranks 29Before her are Moritz Schlick, Róbert Bárány, Hans von Seeckt, Karl Kraus, Premchand, and Andrija Mohorovičić. After her are Karl Pearson, Nikolai Ostrovsky, Elsa Einstein, Henry Louis Le Chatelier, Charles Nicolle, and Georg Michaelis.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Anne Sullivan ranks 715 out of 15,968Before her are Omar Bradley (1893), William Saroyan (1908), Kim Novak (1933), Tippi Hedren (1930), Martin Lewis Perl (1927), and William T. G. Morton (1819). After her are Gloria Gaynor (1947), W. Edwards Deming (1900), Don Johnson (1949), Dorothea Lange (1895), Margaret Brown (1867), and John Howard Northrop (1891).

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), Judith Butler (1956), Ronald Dworkin (1931), Richard Rorty (1931), Daniel Dennett (1942), Willard Van Orman Quine (1908), and Nelson Goodman (1906).