The history of the world in famous people’s lifespans. See which famous people shared their time on Earth.
“The timeline uses the data set from Pantheon, which is a project from the Macro Connections group at The MIT Media Lab. They provide an excellent list of 15,343 historical figures each marked with a Historical Popularity Index (HPI) that helps us to show the most famous people at the top of the timeline. I scraped the Wikipedia offline dump to get the death dates.”