The Colbert Report: Who’s the most interesting and controversial conservative in American history?

Stephen Colbert, who died at age 69 on Wednesday, was the most controversial conservative figure of the last century.

While he made headlines in the 1980s and 1990s for his inflammatory political rhetoric, his liberal views on social issues like gay marriage, abortion, and the death penalty have also drawn comparisons to other conservatives.

We take a look at the 20 most interesting people in American History.