Ari asks: who’s the most important historical figure about whom most people know nothing? (Hat-tip: popping up all over the place, but as teofilo notes below, there’s a good discussion going on at Unfogged. Unless they’ve moved onto the cock jokes by now.)
The emphasis in blogs I’ve seen so far tends to be American and modern – what do the medievalists and early modernists think?
I think I’m going to be bloody-minded and nominate Edward Bushel.