Ok, we’ve all discussed time machines, and what you’d do if you had one, and the perils of time travel. Here’s a slight spin on the problem. As you survey the vast panorama of history as you know it, who do you think might be a time traveler, marooned in history and forced to assimilate as best he or she can, Connecticut Yankee style?
I’ll start the ball rolling by nominating:
Georg Elser, known for being a Swabian joiner, and for attempting the first item on the time travelers to-do list, killing Hitler.
Rudolf Virchow, who always struck me as being ahead of his time both politically and medically, discovering all sorts of things, the way one would were one from the future (but his rejection of Semmelweis’ and Darwin’s theories would seem to argue against this - unless it was cover).
I’d also consider Marie Curie, except that she appeared to have no idea of the dangers of radiation. Unless she subconsciously thought that it could be cured, the way it was in her home era.
So…who ya got?