Fight for Inclusion into the Top 100: Nicephore Niepce

As such, I’ve decided to run his contested suggestions through a gauntlet of my devil’s advocated suggestions.

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Toward a Top 100 Most Influential People

I had recently published my preliminary list for the Top 100 Most Influential People in World History. The dilemma was that I found 25 figures that were guaranteed inclusion, and this left me with 162 people who had to battle it out for the final 75 slots.

Preliminary Top 100 Most Influential List

The following list of names comes from my collection of Influential People blogs. I have narrowed the list down to 160+ individuals who have a true shot at making the top 100 list. This means 62 of the following people will not make the list. Of these 162, I will divide it into people who are virtually guaranteed a spot, and a list of people that must be argued in.

The Tribal Tradition of the Republican Party

The purpose of this blog is to look at the Republican Party’s traditionally fragmented party, which Nick Silver has described as “tribal.” I think this is an accurate description. Below I detail the more tense elections, and by doing so, perhaps we can consider together if the 2016 Republican Party is any worse off than it has been before.

Most Influential Inventors in Recorded History

This list was particularly difficult since it wasn’t clear who was more important, the person that conceived of the invention (but never put it together), or the person that put together a primitive version of the invention that did not work well, or the person who created the first successful and practical version of the invention. In most cases, I went with the latter; although, in some instances, it felt more natural to take someone earlier in the process.

Most Influential Political Leaders in Recorded World History

The following are list of influential political leaders from world history. Everyone listed is a candidate for inclusion for my eventual list of top 100 most influential people of all time. Others could be added to this list at some point.

75 Shakespearean Era Plays to Read

Today is the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. In honor of his life, I present 75 Shakespearean Era plays that I think offers to best education of Elizabethan-Jacobean theatre.