SOCIAL ACTIVIST

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 hearing after a bout of illness at the age of nineteen months. She then communicated primarily using home signs until the age of seven when she met her first teacher and life-long companion Anne Sullivan, who taught her language, including reading and writing; Sullivan's first lessons involved spelling words on Keller's hand to show her the names of objects around her. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Helen Keller has received more than 15,536,440 page views. Her biography is available in 102 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 100 in 2019). Helen Keller is the 11th most popular social activist (down from 10th in 2019), the 72nd most popular biography from United States (down from 63rd in 2019) and the 4th 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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Among SOCIAL ACTIVISTS

Among social activists, Helen Keller ranks 11 out of 544Before her are Rosa Luxemburg, Jan Hus, Mother Teresa, Eleanor Roosevelt, Henry Dunant, and Martin Luther King Jr.. After her are Guy Fawkes, Jean-Paul Marat, Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi, Rosa Parks, Claus von Stauffenberg, and Irena Sendler.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1880, Helen Keller ranks 1After her are Guillaume Apollinaire, Douglas MacArthur, Alfred Wegener, Fedor von Bock, Oswald Spengler, Wilhelmina of the Netherlands, Robert Musil, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, George Marshall, Franz Marc, and Ludwig Beck. Among people deceased in 1968, Helen Keller ranks 4Before her are Yuri Gagarin, Martin Luther King Jr., and Marcel Duchamp. After her are John Steinbeck, Padre Pio, Lise Meitner, Robert F. Kennedy, Otto Hahn, Trygve Lie, Konstantin Rokossovsky, and Lev Landau.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Helen Keller ranks 72 out of 15,968Before her are Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890), Al Gore (1948), Toni Morrison (1931), Noam Chomsky (1928), George H. W. Bush (1924), and Danny DeVito (1944). After her are Woody Allen (1935), Robin Williams (1951), Stephen King (1947), John Dewey (1859), Joe Biden (1942), and Dustin Hoffman (1937).

Among SOCIAL ACTIVISTS In United States

Among social activists born in United States, Helen Keller ranks 4Before her are Malcolm X (1925), Eleanor Roosevelt (1884), and Martin Luther King Jr. (1929). After her are Rosa Parks (1913), Jimmy Hoffa (1913), Emily Greene Balch (1867), Jane Addams (1860), Susan B. Anthony (1820), Angela Davis (1944), Bugsy Siegel (1906), and John Brown (1800).