Find out more about the greatest 20th Century Historians, including Noam Chomsky, Michel Foucault, Niall Ferguson, Donald Tusk and William Rehnquist.
Noam ChomskyNoam Chomsky
07 December 1928, American
Linguist
Michel FoucaultMichel Foucault
15 October 1926, French
French philosopher

Maximilian Carl Emil WeberMax Weber
21 April 1864, German
Sociologist

Anthony BluntAnthony Blunt
26 September 1907, British
Art Historian, University Teacher

David IrvingDavid Irving
24 March 1938, British
Writer

David McCulloughDavid McCullough
07 July 1933, American
Author, Historian
René GirardRené Girard
25 December 1923, French
Philosopher

Oswald SpenglerOswald Spengler
29 May 1880, German
Philosopher

Arnold J. ToynbeeArnold J. Toynbee
14 April 1889, British
Historian
Arthur M SchlesingerArthur M. Schlesinger Jr.
15 October 1917, American
Historian

Michael KingMichael King
15 December 1945, New Zealander
Historian & Biographer
Alfredo Pareja DiezcansecoAlfredo Pareja Diezcanseco
12 October 1908, Ecuadorian
Novelist, Essayist, Historian

Carter WoodsonCarter Woodson
19 December 1875, American
Historian

Alan John Percival TaylorAlan John Percival Taylor
25 March 1906, British
Historian

Tara WestoverTara Westover
27 September 1986, American
Memoirist

Bettany HughesBettany Hughes
1968 AD, British
historian
David StarkeyDavid Starkey
03 January 1945, British
Historian, Radio personality, Writer

Terry JonesTerry Jones
01 February 1942, British, Welsh
Actor

Eric BogosianEric Bogosian
24 April 1953, American
Actor

Niall FergusonNiall Ferguson
18 April 1964, British
Writer, Economic historian, Historian, University
William RehnquistWilliam Rehnquist
01 October 1924, American
Judge, Lawyer, Historian

Howard ZinnHoward Zinn
24 August 1922, American
Playwright, Political scientist, Historian of the
Lucy WorsleyLucy Worsley
18 December 1973, British
Historian

Mark RutteMark Rutte
14 February 1967, Dutch
Politician, Historian, Teacher, Pianist

Henry Louis Gates Jr.Henry Louis Gates Jr.
16 September 1950, American
Author
Victor Davis HansonVictor Davis Hanson
05 September 1953, American
Historian, University teacher, Journalist

Francis FukuyamaFrancis Fukuyama
27 October 1952, American
Writer, Political scientist, Blogger, Economist
Gregg WallaceGregg Wallace
17 October 1964, British
TV Presenters

Anne ApplebaumAnne Applebaum
25 July 1964, Polish, American
Columnist, Historian, Writer, Non-fiction writer,

Gilles DeleuzeGilles Deleuze
18 January 1925, French
Philosopher, Historian, Writer, University
Jon MeachamJon Meacham
20 May 1969, American
Journalist, Historian, Biographer

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Simon Russell BealeSimon Russell Beale
12 January 1961, Malaysian, British
Actor
Suzannah LipscombSuzannah Lipscomb
07 December 1978, British
historian

David EisenhowerDavid Eisenhower
31 March 1948, American
Officer

Doris Kearns GoodwinDoris Kearns Goodwin
04 January 1943, American
Journalist, Historian

Michael Eric DysonMichael Eric Dyson
23 October 1958, American
Historian, Biographer
William HagueWilliam Hague
26 March 1961, British
Politician, Historian, Judoka, Biographer
Cokie RobertsCokie Roberts
27 December 1943, American
Journalist

Cherie BlairCherie Blair
23 September 1954, British
Barrister

Michael ShermerMichael Shermer
08 September 1954, American
Writer

Tim ConsidineTim Considine
31 December 1940, American
Actor
Murray BookchinMurray Bookchin
14 January 1921, American
Writer, Historian, Philosopher, University

Walter IsaacsonWalter Isaacson
20 May 1952, American
Writer

N. T. WrightN. T. Wright
01 December 1948, British
Theologian

Eric HobsbawmEric Hobsbawm
09 June 1917, Egyptian
Historian

Bill JamesBill James
05 October 1949, American
Statistician
Dave MeltzerDave Meltzer
24 October 1959, American
Journalist

Sarah VowellSarah Vowell
27 December 1969, American
Historian
Ramachandra GuhaRamachandra Guha
29 April 1958, Indian
Author, Historian, Teacher, Journalist

Aviva ChomskyAviva Chomsky
20 April 1957, American
Historian, University teacher

Robert OsborneRobert Osborne
03 May 1932, American
Actor, Television actor, Biographer, Film actor,
Harry TurtledoveHarry Turtledove
14 June 1949, American
Novelist

Zygmunt BaumanZygmunt Bauman
19 November 1925, Polish, British
Sociologist
Romila ThaparRomila Thapar
30 November 1931, Indian
Historian, University teacher

Joseph L. GallowayJoseph L. Galloway
13 November 1941, American
Journalist, Historian

Simon SchamaSimon Schama
13 February 1945, British
Art historian, Historian, University teacher,

Eric FonerEric Foner
07 February 1943, American
Historian of the modern age, Historian, University

Max BootMax Boot
12 September 1969, American
Writer, Consultant, Historian, Journalist
James M. McPhersonJames M. McPherson
11 October 1936, American
Historian, University teacher, Writer

Michael ParentiMichael Parenti
1933 AD, Italian
political scientist, historian, journalist

Roy JenkinsRoy Jenkins
11 November 1920, British, Welsh
Politician

Simon Sebag MontefioreSimon Sebag Montefiore
27 June 1965, British
Historian
Tariq AliTariq Ali
21 October 1943, Pakistani, British
Historian

Iris ChangIris Chang
28 March 1968, Chinese, American
Historian, Journalist, Writer
Ian KershawIan Kershaw
29 April 1943, British
Contemporary historian, University teacher,

Emma Georgina RothschildEmma Georgina Rothschild
16 May 1948, British
Economic historian, Historian, University teacher,

Ivan IllichIvan Illich
04 September 1926, Austrian
Writer, Historian, Educationist, Philosopher,
Joe Medicine CrowJoe Medicine Crow
27 October 1913, American
Author

Len DeightonLen Deighton
18 February 1929, British
Writer
Max HastingsMax Hastings
28 December 1945, British
Journalist, Military historian, Writer

Sultan bin Muhammad Al-QasimiSultan bin Muhammad Al-Qasimi
02 July 1939, Emirati
Member of the Federal Supreme Council

David HalberstamDavid Halberstam
10 April 1934, American
Historian, Writer, Journalist
Noel IgnatievNoel Ignatiev
1940 AD, American
historian

Christopher LaschChristopher Lasch
01 June 1932, American
Historian, Social critic, Writer, Sociologist,
Nikolai TolstoyNikolai Tolstoy
23 June 1935, British
Historian, Non-fiction writer

Gordon S. WoodGordon S. Wood
27 November 1933, American
Historian, University teacher, Writer

Studs TerkelStuds Terkel
16 May 1912, American
Journalist, Historian, Radio personality, Writer,

Jacob M. AppelJacob M. Appel
21 February 1973, American
Historian, Novelist, Writer, Playwright, Medical
Benzion NetanyahuBenzion Netanyahu
25 March 1910, Israeli
Historian, Educationist, Writer, University
Robert FiskRobert Fisk
12 July 1946, British
Journalist, Historian, Writer, War correspondent

Sebastian JungerSebastian Junger
17 January 1962, American
Film director, Journalist, Non-fiction writer,

Antony BeevorAntony Beevor
14 December 1946, British
Military historian, Novelist, Historian,

David OwenDavid Owen
02 July 1938, British, Welsh
politician, physician
John BuchanJohn Buchan
26 August 1875, Scottish
Novelist

John Hope FranklinJohn Hope Franklin
02 January 1915, American
Historian, University teacher, Author, Professor,

William L. ShirerWilliam L. Shirer
23 February 1904, American
Journalist, Historian, Writer

Bernard LewisBernard Lewis
31 May 1916, British
Historian, University teacher

Richard HofstadterRichard Hofstadter
06 August 1916, American
Historian, Political scientist, Writer, University
Antonia FraserAntonia Fraser
27 August 1932, British
Novelist

Allan LichtmanAllan Lichtman
04 April 1947, American
Historian
Roland PenroseRoland Penrose
14 October 1900, British
Artist

Timothy D. SnyderTimothy D. Snyder
18 August 1969, American
Historian, Writer, Literary critic, University
Michael IgnatieffMichael Ignatieff
12 May 1947, Canadian
Journalist, Historian, Politician, Novelist,
Richard J. EvansRichard J. Evans
29 September 1947, British
Historian, University teacher, Non-fiction writer