Greatest 12 Characters of the 1800's

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

 Old Knicks
 Old Knicks


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 

This is a list of the best characters from the decade of 1810-1819.  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.  

 Yeah Baby, Yeah
 Yeah Baby, Yeah

New Stuff

I had a real problem with this this as you can tell.  I was only able to find a few.  Here is the point where characters are much more scarce.  I believe that this has to do with the birth of America.  Comic Books being an American institution are most likely going to be inspired by American literature.  Obviously this is not exclusive.  I only have three more of these early decade lists 1820's, 1810's and 1800's.  I could use any suggestions.

Here is the past list

Greatest 12 Characters Between 1600-1799

Here is the next list   

Greatest 12 Characters of the 1810's

List items

  • Diedrich is a fictional character who was actually believed to be a real person in an elaborate hoax. His first appearance is in a History of New-York from the Beginning of the World to the End of the Dutch Dynasty, by Diedrich Knickerbocker in 1809.