By Megan McCluskey
December 9, 2015

Angela Merkel is TIME’s 2015 Person of the Year. She is also the first individual woman to appear in the spot in 29 years. Before her, it was President Corazon Aquino of the Philippines in 1986, when the title was still called Man of the Year.

The 61-year-old German Chancellor joins the ranks of all those who have been recognized — newsmakers who have influenced the world, for better or worse — since 1927. See every past Person of the Year in just 15 seconds in the video below.

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Write to Megan McCluskey at megan.mccluskey@time.com.

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