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2014-08-11

History’s most notable figures — like Leonardo da Vinci, Jane Austen, and Steve Jobs

Schich and his team took data on more than 100,000 notable figures—people important enough to have their births and deaths catalogued—from Google’s information tank, Freebase, and digitally plotted it on a map visualizing changes over hundreds of years.

The result is a mesmerizing, animated timeline tracking the geography of culture and the origins of the hub contributors.

http://qz.com/244999/watch-how-the-centers-of-western-culture-migrated-over-2000-years/

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