What was the greatest century in all of human history? The 20th? The 17th? Something earlier perhaps?
There’s actually some consensus about this. Most historians consider the century between 1815 and 1914 as the greatest century of all of human history.
Why? Primarily because of two factors:
A) Massive advances in technology, trade, and standard of living.
B) Worldwide, it was a comparatively peaceful 100 years as compared to just about any other 100 year block of time you can find.
Most laypeople consider the 20th century as the “best”, but it really isn’t if you consider all the horrible things that happened during that time, such as: