Greatest 12 Characters Between 1600-1799

Who is on this list, what this list is about and how they got on the list!

 What Day Is It?
 What Day Is It?
This is one of a set of lists I made showing a progression of the greatest characters in a heroic style throughout time. Focusing for the most part on one decade at a time. The heroes that we know and love today were inspired by heroes before them. Some are even real people who moved into folklore. Before comics there were pulp magazines. Before that there was dime novels and before that was the penny dreadfuls. There were many others as well like Gothic novels, story papers and yes even a real novel.  
The List  
These are characters who first appeared between the years of 1600 and 1799.  These would be characters who will go on to be the biggest influences in comics either directly or indirectly.  In other words these will become great inspirations to future comic characters and stories. Right now they are in order of year 
New Stuff 
Well here we are with another list.  This time instead of making it a decade long list.  I made it a two century long list.  You may have noticed that I have more than 12 that is because I may break this up into two lists at a later date if I get enough diverse characters of note.  If you have any suggestions let me know.
 Let me tell you a story
 Let me tell you a story
Here is the past list

Greatest 12 Characters Between 1400-1599 
Here is the next list   
Greatest 12 Characters of the 1800's

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