The "Guardian"'s obituaries are among the paper's most loved and well-read pages. They contain detailed eulogies to the world's most interesting and significant figures, from monarchs, politicians, campaigners and generals to musicians, scientists, writers, actors, confidence tricksters and inventors. This collection brings together the retrospectives of over one hundred men and women who shaped the world that we live in today. It is a testimony - occasionally inspiring and often funny - to the achievements of some remarkable people.
Phil Osborne is the Guardian's Obituaries Editor