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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 at the age of 19 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Helen Keller has received more than 20,094,394 page views. Her biography is available in 105 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 102 in 2019). Helen Keller is the 11th most popular social activist, the 67th most popular biography from United States (up from 72nd 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, Helen Keller ranks 11 out of 538Before her are Jan Hus, Rosa Luxemburg, Mother Teresa, Henry Dunant, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Martin Luther King Jr.. After her are Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi, Jean-Paul Marat, Aung San Suu Kyi, Claus von Stauffenberg, Guy Fawkes, and Robert Owen.

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Among people born in 1880, Helen Keller ranks 1After her are Alfred Wegener, Douglas MacArthur, Guillaume Apollinaire, Fedor von Bock, Wilhelmina of the Netherlands, Oswald Spengler, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Robert Musil, George Marshall, Ludwig Beck, and Franz Marc. Among people deceased in 1968, Helen Keller ranks 3Before her are Yuri Gagarin and Martin Luther King Jr.. After her are Marcel Duchamp, Lise Meitner, Padre Pio, John Steinbeck, Otto Hahn, Robert F. Kennedy, Konstantin Rokossovsky, Lev Landau, and Trygve Lie.

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Among people born in United States, Helen Keller ranks 67 out of 18,182Before her are Robert Frost (1874), Donald Trump (1946), Toni Morrison (1931), Charles Lindbergh (1902), Al Gore (1948), and Morgan Freeman (1937). After her are Stephen King (1947), John D. Rockefeller (1839), Danny DeVito (1944), Noam Chomsky (1928), Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890), and Patrick Swayze (1952).

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), Emily Greene Balch (1867), Angela Davis (1944), Jane Addams (1860), Jimmy Hoffa (1913), Bugsy Siegel (1906), Susan B. Anthony (1820), and Jody Williams (1950).