Historians Give Top 100 Most Influential Figures in American History

Historians Give Top 100 Most Influential Figures in American History


by Don Ingwerson

Last week I shared a Mitch Horowitz article on positive-thinking books that listed Mary Baker Eddy’s contribution from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures as integral to current mind-body work. One blog commenter wrote back and reminded me that a few years ago The Atlantic had an article on the top 100 most influential figures in American history – and that Mary Baker Eddy was included in this list. To go to the full list, click here: The Top 100 Influential Figures in American History. Eddy is listed #86. For an in-depth discussion on who was chosen, click here: They Made America. Eddy’s inspiring metaphysical work continues to bring Truth and healing to all!

About the author

Don Ingwerson Don regularly blogs on health and spirituality and lives in Laguna Beach with his wife - both Christian Science practitioners. He brings his years serving the public in education to his work as a liaison of Christian Science, where he maintains contacts with the media and legislative offices.


  1. Belle says

    Anyone who has studied her book would put her in the top list of one, if there were such a list!

  2. Pamela says

    What a great blog and what a great read. I read every one of the 100 and they were all great. In my opinion Mrs. Eddy should have been higher but maybe that’s just me. Her words have changed the world and will continue to change the world but I guess that is for future generations to discover. I would like to see that list in another hundred years and I’ll bet Mrs. Eddy’s name will be higher on the list only because her influence will have been even greater. Thanks Don good reading and good reminders.