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

Michel FoucaultMichel Foucault
15 October 1926, French
French philosopher

Maximilian Carl Emil WeberMax Weber
21 April 1864, German
Sociologist

David IrvingDavid Irving
24 March 1938, British
Writer

Oswald SpenglerOswald Spengler
29 May 1880, German
Philosopher
David McCulloughDavid McCullough
07 July 1933, American
Author, Historian

René GirardRené Girard
25 December 1923, French
Philosopher

Ramachandra GuhaRamachandra Guha
29 April 1958, Indian
Writer
Arnold J. ToynbeeArnold J. Toynbee
14 April 1889, British
Historian

Carter WoodsonCarter Woodson
19 December 1875, American
Historian
Alan John Percival TaylorAlan John Percival Taylor
25 March 1906, British
Historian

Michael KingMichael King
15 December 1945, New Zealander
Historian & Biographer

Arthur M SchlesingerArthur M. Schlesinger Jr.
15 October 1917, American
Historian

Alfredo Pareja DiezcansecoAlfredo Pareja Diezcanseco
12 October 1908, Ecuadorian
Novelist, Essayist, Historian

Newt GingrichNewt Gingrich
17 June 1943, American
Politician
Jon MeachamJon Meacham
20 May 1969, American
Journalist, Historian, Biographer

Terry JonesTerry Jones
01 February 1942, British, Welsh
Actor

Heather Cox RichardsonHeather Cox Richardson
1962 AD, American
Historian

Victor Davis HansonVictor Davis Hanson
05 September 1953, American
Historian, University teacher, Journalist
Doris Kearns GoodwinDoris Kearns Goodwin
04 January 1943, American
Journalist, Historian

Robert FiskRobert Fisk
12 July 1946, British
Journalist, Historian, Writer, War correspondent
Ejner JohanssonEjner Johansson
07 March 1922, Danish
Art Historian

Lucy WorsleyLucy Worsley
18 December 1973, British
Historian

Gregg WallaceGregg Wallace
17 October 1964, British
TV Presenters
Bill JamesBill James
05 October 1949, American
Statistician

Henry Louis Gates Jr.Henry Louis Gates Jr.
16 September 1950, American
Author
David EisenhowerDavid Eisenhower
31 March 1948, American
Officer

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

Niall FergusonNiall Ferguson
18 April 1964, British
Writer, Economic historian, Historian, University
Allan LichtmanAllan Lichtman
04 April 1947, American
Historian

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Francis FukuyamaFrancis Fukuyama
27 October 1952, American
Writer, Political scientist, Blogger, Economist
Howard ZinnHoward Zinn
24 August 1922, American
Playwright, Political scientist, Historian of the

Gilles DeleuzeGilles Deleuze
18 January 1925, French
Philosopher, Historian, Writer, University

Michael Eric DysonMichael Eric Dyson
23 October 1958, American
Historian, Biographer

Bettany HughesBettany Hughes
1968 AD, British
historian
Amfilohije RadovicAmfilohije Radovic
07 January 1938, Montenegrins
Priest
Eric BogosianEric Bogosian
24 April 1953, American
Actor

Cherie BlairCherie Blair
23 September 1954, British
Barrister

Simon Russell BealeSimon Russell Beale
12 January 1961, Malaysian, British
Actor

Tim ConsidineTim Considine
31 December 1940, American
Actor
Anne ApplebaumAnne Applebaum
25 July 1964, Polish, American
Columnist, Historian, Writer, Non-fiction writer,

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

Suzannah LipscombSuzannah Lipscomb
07 December 1978, British
historian

David StarkeyDavid Starkey
03 January 1945, British
Historian, Radio personality, Writer

Abul A'la MaududiAbul A'la Maududi
25 September 1903, Indian, Pakistani
Philosopher
Walter IsaacsonWalter Isaacson
20 May 1952, American
Writer

Caleb CarrCaleb Carr
02 August 1955, American
Historian
Murray BookchinMurray Bookchin
14 January 1921, American
Writer, Historian, Philosopher, University

Max BootMax Boot
12 September 1969, American
Writer, Consultant, Historian, Journalist

Pierre NoraPierre Nora
17 November 1931, French
Historian
Dan JonesDan Jones
27 July 1981, British
 

Thomas WoodsThomas Woods
01 August 1972, American
Historian, Writer, Economist
Aviva ChomskyAviva Chomsky
20 April 1957, American
Historian, University teacher

Stephen Edward AmbroseStephen Edward Ambrose
10 January 1936, American
 

Sarah VowellSarah Vowell
27 December 1969, American
Historian

Eric HobsbawmEric Hobsbawm
09 June 1917, Egyptian
Historian

N. T. WrightN. T. Wright
01 December 1948, British
Theologian
Joe Medicine CrowJoe Medicine Crow
27 October 1913, American
Author

Roy JenkinsRoy Jenkins
11 November 1920, British, Welsh
Politician

Carlos MesaCarlos Mesa
12 August 1953, Bolivian
Politician, Historian, Writer, Journalist

Harry TurtledoveHarry Turtledove
14 June 1949, American
Novelist
Timothy D. SnyderTimothy D. Snyder
18 August 1969, American
Historian, Writer, Literary critic, University

Christopher LaschChristopher Lasch
01 June 1932, American
Historian, Social critic, Writer, Sociologist,
Vincent Barrett PriceVincent Barrett Price
30 August 1940, American
 

Dave MeltzerDave Meltzer
24 October 1959, American
Journalist

Ian KershawIan Kershaw
29 April 1943, British
Contemporary historian, University teacher,
Simon SchamaSimon Schama
13 February 1945, British
Art historian, Historian, University teacher,

Michael ShermerMichael Shermer
08 September 1954, American
Writer
Robert OsborneRobert Osborne
03 May 1932, American
Actor, Television actor, Biographer, Film actor,

Zygmunt BaumanZygmunt Bauman
19 November 1925, Polish, British
Sociologist

Tariq AliTariq Ali
21 October 1943, Pakistani, British
Historian
Romila ThaparRomila Thapar
30 November 1931, Indian
Historian, University teacher

Simon Sebag MontefioreSimon Sebag Montefiore
27 June 1965, British
Historian
Emma Georgina RothschildEmma Georgina Rothschild
16 May 1948, British
Economic historian, Historian, University teacher,

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

Margaret MacMillanMargaret MacMillan
23 December 1943, Canadian
historian, university teacher

Joseph L. GallowayJoseph L. Galloway
13 November 1941, American
Journalist, Historian
Richard HofstadterRichard Hofstadter
06 August 1916, American
Historian, Political scientist, Writer, University
William DalrympleWilliam Dalrymple
20 March 1965, Indian
historian, writer

Franjo TudjmanFranjo Tudjman
14 May 1922, Croatian
Politician

Max HastingsMax Hastings
28 December 1945, British
Journalist, Military historian, Writer

Ivan IllichIvan Illich
04 September 1926, Austrian
Writer, Historian, Educationist, Philosopher,
Francis Parker YockeyFrancis Parker Yockey
18 September 1917, American
Philosopher, Historian, Writer, Pianist, Lawyer,

Len DeightonLen Deighton
18 February 1929, British
Writer

Immanuel WallersteinImmanuel Wallerstein
28 September 1930, American
Economist, Geopolitician, Economic historian,

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

Studs TerkelStuds Terkel
16 May 1912, American
Journalist, Historian, Radio personality, Writer,
Eric WilliamsEric Williams
25 September 1911, Trinidadian
Historian

Mike DavisMike Davis
1946 AD, American
 
Russell KirkRussell Kirk
19 October 1918, American
Political scientist, Philosopher, Literary critic,

Thomas FrankThomas Frank
21 March 1965, American
Historian, Journalist
John BuchanJohn Buchan
26 August 1875, Scottish
Novelist
Fernand BraudelFernand Braudel
24 August 1902, Brazilian, French
Economic historian, Historian, Professor