Nearly Forgotten People Whom More People Should Know

List Rules
Vote up the nearly-forgotten people who have had the biggest impact on history.

Sure, everyone remembers the names of Abraham Lincoln, Henry VIII, and Marie Antoinette. But there were many historically significant people whose names aren't as well known, even if their stories are worth remembering.

Like forgotten Americans who shaped history or unsung heroes who changed the world, the folks on this list don't get the name recognition their stories deserve. Some of them may have been well known in their time but have since become almost forgotten; others remain beloved figures in their home countries but aren't familiar to people from other parts of the world. But whether subjects of forgotten history or under-circulated stories, all of these people lived compelling lives, did exceptional things, or made wild choices.

So read on and vote up the people from the past whose stories should be remembered.