Helen Keller

1880 - 1968

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Helen Adams Keller (June 27, 1880 – June 1, 1968) was an American author, disability rights advocate, political activist and lecturer. Born in West Tuscumbia, Alabama, she lost her sight and her hearing after a bout of illness when she was 19 months old. She then communicated primarily using home signs until the age of seven, when she met her first teacher and life-long companion Anne Sullivan. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Helen Keller has received more than 23,949,493 page views. Her biography is available in 107 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 105 in 2019). Helen Keller is the 10th most popular social activist (up from 11th in 2019), the 71st most popular biography from United States (down from 67th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular American Social Activist.

Helen Keller is most famous for being the first deaf-blind person to graduate from college. She was also a prolific author and activist.

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  • 107

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  • 7.10

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  • 6.00

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Page views of Helen Kellers by language

Over the past year Helen Keller has had the most page views in the with 3,424,041 views, followed by Spanish (422,107), and Japanese (270,625). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Tamil (128.04%), Thai (84.49%), and Korean (82.68%)


Among social activists, Helen Keller ranks 10 out of 840Before her are Malcolm X, Eleanor Roosevelt, Jan Hus, Rosa Luxemburg, Henry Dunant, and Mother Teresa. After her are Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi, Martin Luther King Jr., Jean-Paul Marat, Claus von Stauffenberg, Aung San Suu Kyi, and Jane Addams.

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Among people born in 1880, Helen Keller ranks 1After her are Guillaume Apollinaire, Alfred Wegener, Douglas MacArthur, Wilhelmina of the Netherlands, Fedor von Bock, Oswald Spengler, Robert Musil, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, George Marshall, Franz Marc, and André Derain. Among people deceased in 1968, Helen Keller ranks 2Before her is Yuri Gagarin. After her are Marcel Duchamp, Martin Luther King Jr., Lise Meitner, Otto Hahn, Padre Pio, John Steinbeck, Lev Landau, Konstantin Rokossovsky, Robert F. Kennedy, and Trygve Lie.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Helen Keller ranks 71 out of 20,380Before her are Bill Gates (1955), Danny DeVito (1944), James Stewart (1908), George H. W. Bush (1924), Charles Lindbergh (1902), and Henry David Thoreau (1817). After her are Jack London (1876), Toni Morrison (1931), Patrick Swayze (1952), Bill Clinton (1946), Theodore Roosevelt (1858), and Woody Allen (1935).

Among SOCIAL ACTIVISTS In United States

Among social activists born in United States, Helen Keller ranks 3Before her are Malcolm X (1925), and Eleanor Roosevelt (1884). After her are Martin Luther King Jr. (1929), Jane Addams (1860), Rosa Parks (1913), Emily Greene Balch (1867), Angela Davis (1944), Jimmy Hoffa (1913), Harriet Tubman (1820), Susan B. Anthony (1820), and Jody Williams (1950).