Greatest 12 Characters of the 1810's

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

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Synopsis

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.  

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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 of the 1800's

Here is the next list   

Greatest 12 Characters of the 1820's

List items

  • Rapunzel was first created in 1812 by the brother Grimm in the book called Children's and Household Tales. Her story however goes back farther as it was based on a faerie tale from 1698. By the way in the original story Rapunzel was pregnant and would ask why her cloths fit tighter around her belly.

  • Rumplestiltskin is a quazi being of unique powers, abilities and makeup. He first appears in literature in 1812 by the brother Grimm in the book called Children's and Household Tales

  • Hansel and Gretel escape from a cannibal in the middle of the woods. They first appeared in 1812 by the brother Grimm in the book called Children's and Household Tales.

  • Hansel and Gretel escape from a cannibal in the middle of the woods. They first appeared in 1812 by the brother Grimm in the book called Children's and Household Tales.

  • Snow White may have been based on two real people who were murdered and shared many similar traits with the legendary character. She first appeared in 1812 by the brother Grimm in the book called Children's and Household Tales

  • Frankenstein got his first appearance in a novel called Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus in 1818. He is not really a monster but a sympathetic figure.

  • Victor Frankenstein is the man that created the Monster that came back from the dead. He got his first appearance in a novel called Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus in 1818.

  • Ivanhoe is a knight along the lines king Arthur's. He first appeared in a novel called Ivanhoe written in 1819.

  • Rip Van Winkle is a sort of time traveler who goes to sleep and wakes up in a changed world His first appearance is in the short story by Washington Irving published in June 1819.