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

David McCulloughDavid McCullough
07 July 1933, American
Author, 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
Alan John Percival TaylorAlan John Percival Taylor
25 March 1906, British
Historian

David IrvingDavid Irving
24 March 1938, British
Essayist, Journalist, Historian, Writer,

Niall FergusonNiall Ferguson
18 April 1964, British
Writer, Economic historian, Historian, University

Terry JonesTerry Jones
01 February 1942, British
Actor, Comedian, Film director, Screenwriter,
Robert OsborneRobert Osborne
03 May 1932, American
Actor, Television actor, Biographer, Film actor,

William RehnquistWilliam Rehnquist
01 October 1924, American
Judge, Lawyer, Historian
Bettany HughesBettany Hughes
1968 AD, British
historian

Dan CarlinDan Carlin
14 November 1965, American
radio personality, podcaster

Victor Davis HansonVictor Davis Hanson
05 September 1953, American
Historian, University teacher, Journalist
Gilles DeleuzeGilles Deleuze
18 January 1925, French
Philosopher, Historian, Writer, University

David EisenhowerDavid Eisenhower
31 March 1948, American
Officer
Jon MeachamJon Meacham
20 May 1969, American
Journalist, Historian, Biographer

William HagueWilliam Hague
26 March 1961, British
Politician, Historian, Judoka, Biographer

Francis FukuyamaFrancis Fukuyama
27 October 1952, American
Writer, Political scientist, Blogger, Economist
Shelby FooteShelby Foote
17 November 1916, American
Historian, Novelist, Writer, University teacher,

Mark RutteMark Rutte
14 February 1967, Dutch
Politician, Historian, Teacher, Pianist
Alan ClarkAlan Clark
13 April 1928, British
Politician, Historian, Diarist

Howard ZinnHoward Zinn
24 August 1922, American
Playwright, Political scientist, Historian of the

Mircea EliadeMircea Eliade
13 March 1907, Romanian
Historian

Bill JamesBill James
05 October 1949, American
Statistician
George F. KennanGeorge F. Kennan
16 February 1904, American
Diplomat, Historian, Geopolitician, Political
Michael ScheuerMichael Scheuer
1952 AD, American
journalist, intelligence analyist

Murray BookchinMurray Bookchin
14 January 1921, American
Writer, Historian, Philosopher, University

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

Romila ThaparRomila Thapar
30 November 1931, Indian
Historian, University teacher
Suzannah LipscombSuzannah Lipscomb
07 December 1978, British
historian

Isaiah BerlinIsaiah Berlin
06 June 1909, Latvian, British
Philosopher, Historian, University teacher,

Stephen E. AmbroseStephen E. Ambrose
10 January 1936, American
Historian, Writer, Screenwriter, University

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

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Anthony BluntAnthony Blunt
26 September 1907, British
Art historian, University teacher
Robert K. MertonRobert K. Merton
04 July 1910, American
Sociologist

David StarkeyDavid Starkey
03 January 1945, British
Historian, Radio personality, Writer
Benzion NetanyahuBenzion Netanyahu
25 March 1910, Israeli
Historian, Educationist, Writer, University

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

Simon SchamaSimon Schama
13 February 1945, British
Art historian, Historian, University teacher,
Max BootMax Boot
12 September 1969, American
Writer, Consultant, Historian, Journalist

Emma Georgina RothschildEmma Georgina Rothschild
16 May 1948, British
Economic historian, Historian, University teacher,
Arnold J. ToynbeeArnold J. Toynbee
14 April 1889, British
Historian, Professor, Diplomat

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

Joe Medicine CrowJoe Medicine Crow
27 October 1913, American
Anthropologist, Historian, Author, Non-fiction

David OwenDavid Owen
02 July 1938, British, Welsh
politician, physician

Ramachandra GuhaRamachandra Guha
29 April 1958, Indian
Author, Historian, Teacher, Journalist
Sebastian JungerSebastian Junger
17 January 1962, American
Film director, Journalist, Non-fiction writer,

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

Ian KershawIan Kershaw
29 April 1943, British
Contemporary historian, University teacher,

Cokie RobertsCokie Roberts
27 December 1943, American
Journalist
Sugata BoseSugata Bose
07 September 1956, Indian
Historian, Author, Politician

Iris ChangIris Chang
28 March 1968, Chinese, American
Historian, Journalist, Writer
Eric FonerEric Foner
07 February 1943, American
Historian of the modern age, Historian, University

Ivan IllichIvan Illich
04 September 1926, Austrian
Writer, Historian, Educationist, Philosopher,

Timothy D. SnyderTimothy D. Snyder
18 August 1969, American
Historian, Writer, Literary critic, University
Bernard LewisBernard Lewis
31 May 1916, British
Historian, University teacher

Immanuel WallersteinImmanuel Wallerstein
28 September 1930, American
Economist, Geopolitician, Economic historian,
John LukacsJohn Lukacs
31 January 1924, Hungarian, American
Historian of the modern age, Historian, University

Garry WillsGarry Wills
22 May 1934, American
Historian, Biographer

Studs TerkelStuds Terkel
16 May 1912, American
Journalist, Historian, Radio personality, Writer,
Anne ApplebaumAnne Applebaum
25 July 1964, Polish, American
Columnist, Historian, Writer, Non-fiction writer,

Richard J. EvansRichard J. Evans
29 September 1947, British
Historian, University teacher, Non-fiction writer
David HalberstamDavid Halberstam
10 April 1934, American
Historian, Writer, Journalist

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

John Julius NorwichJohn Julius Norwich
15 September 1929, British
Television presenter, Politician, Historian,

Marc BlochMarc Bloch
06 July 1886, French
Historian, Medievalist, University teacher, Writer
Robert FiskRobert Fisk
12 July 1946, British
Journalist, Historian, Writer, War correspondent
Fernand BraudelFernand Braudel
24 August 1902, Brazilian, French
Economic historian, Historian, Professor

Michael IgnatieffMichael Ignatieff
12 May 1947, Canadian
Journalist, Historian, Politician, Novelist,

E. H. CarrE. H. Carr
28 June 1892, British
Historian, Journalist, Diplomat, Writer, Political

Michael ParentiMichael Parenti
1933 AD, Italian
political scientist, historian, journalist
A. J. P. TaylorA. J. P. Taylor
25 March 1906, British
Historian of the modern age, University teacher,

Russell KirkRussell Kirk
19 October 1918, American
Political scientist, Philosopher, Literary critic,

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

John KeeganJohn Keegan
15 May 1934
Journalist, Military historian, Historian,

Mark BowdenMark Bowden
17 July 1951, American
Writer, Historian, Screenwriter, Journalist
Barbara W. TuchmanBarbara W. Tuchman
30 January 1912, American
Journalist, Historian, Writer, Biographer

E. P. ThompsonE. P. Thompson
03 February 1924, British
Writer, Historian of the modern age, Historian,
Drew Gilpin FaustDrew Gilpin Faust
18 September 1947, American
Historian, University teacher

Richard CarrierRichard Carrier
01 December 1969, American
Historian, Philosopher

Christopher BrowningChristopher Browning
22 May 1944, American
Historian of the modern age, Historian
Gavin MenziesGavin Menzies
14 August 1937, British
Explorer, Submariner, Historian, Writer

Joseph NeedhamJoseph Needham
09 December 1900, British
historian, biochemist, writer
Michel OnfrayMichel Onfray
01 January 1959, French
Philosopher, Writer, Historian, Essayist, Audio

Eric WilliamsEric Williams
25 September 1911, Trinidadian
Historian

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

Christopher LaschChristopher Lasch
01 June 1932, American
Historian, Social critic, Writer, Sociologist,
Robert ConquestRobert Conquest
15 July 1917, British
Historian, Researcher, Writer, Science fiction

Tony JudtTony Judt
02 January 1948, British
Historian, Professor, Non-fiction writer
Richard HofstadterRichard Hofstadter
06 August 1916, American
Historian, Political scientist, Writer, University

Francis Parker YockeyFrancis Parker Yockey
18 September 1917, American
Philosopher, Historian, Writer, Pianist, Lawyer,

John Henrik ClarkeJohn Henrik Clarke
01 January 1915, American
Historian

Marcelo CaetanoMarcelo Caetano
17 August 1906, Portuguese
Politician, University teacher, Lawyer, Historian
Benny MorrisBenny Morris
08 December 1948, Israeli
Historian, Writer, University teacher, Journalist