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Jules Verne Gets Google Doodle for His Birthday

The classic science fiction author Jules Verne received his own Google Doodle today–U.S. readers will see an image of the Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea submarine’s portholes as they search with Google.

Verne was born on this date in 1828. According to UNESCO’s Index Translationum database, Verne is the third most translated author in the world–only topped by Walt Disney and Agatha Christie.

Other Google Doodles have honored Jane Austen, Oscar Wilde, Agatha Christie, and Ahmad Shawqi. (Via Publishers Weekly)

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