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Two Google Doodles Today: Philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer and Illustrator Edward Gorey

By on February 22, 2013

Best known for his thoughts on dissatisfaction and will, German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer was honored by Google in a doodle that ran in German-speaking countries on his 225th birthday last February 22.  The doodle depicted Schopenhauer walking his dog, one of the succession of poodles he had during his lifetime.  This philosopher was known to be […]

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Mary Leakey on Google Doodle

By on February 6, 2013

Google honors British archaeologist and anthropologist Mary Leakey with a doodle depicting her in an excavation site. Along with her are two dalmatians, as she was known for having her pets on site during her digs. On the foreground are footprints which perhaps represent the Laetoli footprints – to which she is known to have been […]

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Auguste-René Rodin on Google Doodle

By on November 12, 2012

  Google doodlers honor François-Auguste-René Rodin with a doodle of his most famous sculpture, The Thinker. Born on November 12, 1840, Rodin had already exhibited a penchant for the arts and had started drawing at the age of ten. In his teens, he formally studied painting and drawing at the Petite Ecole which specialized in […]

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