Hannah Arendt Gets a Google Doodle

Today is Hannah Arendt’s birthday, and Google has modified their homepage in select countries to celebrate the occasion.

hannah arendt google portrait

Arendt, who was born on October 14, 1906, would have turned 108 today.  She is famous for both her philosophical and political thought, most notably “The Origins of Totalitarianism” and “Eichmann in Jerusalem,” in which Arendt coined the term “banality of evil.”

The portrait is not available to United States users, but in scattered countries across the world.

arendt doodle reach

Google has previously dedicated portraits to thinkers like Simone de Beauvoir, Jean-Paul Sartre, Albert Camus, and Arthur Schopenhauer.