Back up to: Great Lives
9/9 Eighteenth-century satirist and painter William Hogarth is nominated by Ian Hislop.
8/9 Deborah Meaden nominates the Georgian hostess, diplomat and spy Lady Hester Stanhope.
7/9 General Mike Jackson nominates Field Marshal Bill Slim, leader of the WW2 Burma campaign.
6/9 Lesley Riddoch nominates former Loyalist paramilitary turned politician David Ervine.
5/9 Former chancellor George Osborne nominates Henry VII, founder of the Tudor dynasty.
4/9 Bob Harris nominates Alan Freed, the first ever rock 'n' roll DJ.
3/9 David Attenborough nominates the largely forgotten 17th-century inventor and illustrator.
2/9 Skills minister David Lammy puts the case for the revolutionary comedian Richard Pryor.
1/9 Jon Snow champions jails reform campaigner and politician, Lord Longford.