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

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

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
René GirardRené Girard
25 December 1923, French
Philosopher

David McCulloughDavid McCullough
07 July 1933, American
Author, Historian

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
Kenneth ClarkKenneth Clark
13 July 1903, British
Art 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

Terry JonesTerry Jones
01 February 1942, British, Welsh
Actor

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

Henry Louis Gates Jr.Henry Louis Gates Jr.
16 September 1950, American
Author
Mark RutteMark Rutte
14 February 1967, Dutch
Politician, Historian, Teacher, Pianist

Gilles DeleuzeGilles Deleuze
18 January 1925, French
Philosopher, Historian, Writer, University
Ejner JohanssonEjner Johansson
07 March 1922, Danish
Art Historian

Heather Cox RichardsonHeather Cox Richardson
1962 AD, American
Historian

Sebastian JungerSebastian Junger
17 January 1962, American
Film director, Journalist, Non-fiction writer,
Benzion NetanyahuBenzion Netanyahu
25 March 1910, Israeli
Historian, Educationist, Writer, University

Lucy WorsleyLucy Worsley
18 December 1973, British
Historian
Howard ZinnHoward Zinn
24 August 1922, American
Historian, playwright, philosopher, socialist

Cherie BlairCherie Blair
23 September 1954, British
Barrister

Eric BogosianEric Bogosian
24 April 1953, American
Actor
Bill JamesBill James
05 October 1949, American
Statistician

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Gregg WallaceGregg Wallace
17 October 1964, British
TV Presenters
David EisenhowerDavid Eisenhower
31 March 1948, American
Officer

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

Abul A'la MaududiAbul A'la Maududi
25 September 1903, Indian, Pakistani
Philosopher
Walter IsaacsonWalter Isaacson
20 May 1952, American
Writer
Tim ConsidineTim Considine
31 December 1940, American
Actor

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

Bettany HughesBettany Hughes
1968 AD, British
historian

Michael Eric DysonMichael Eric Dyson
23 October 1958, American
Historian, Biographer
Zinovia DushkovaZinovia Dushkova
19 July 1953, Russian
Writer

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

Robert OsborneRobert Osborne
03 May 1932, American
Actor, Television actor, Biographer, Film actor,

Eric HobsbawmEric Hobsbawm
09 June 1917, Egyptian
Historian

Aviva ChomskyAviva Chomsky
20 April 1957, American
Historian, University teacher
Joseph L. GallowayJoseph L. Galloway
13 November 1941, American
Journalist, Historian

Doris Kearns GoodwinDoris Kearns Goodwin
04 January 1943, American
Journalist, Historian
Suzannah LipscombSuzannah Lipscomb
07 December 1978, British
historian

Harry TurtledoveHarry Turtledove
14 June 1949, American
Novelist

Jon MeachamJon Meacham
20 May 1969, American
Journalist, Historian, Biographer
Joe Medicine CrowJoe Medicine Crow
27 October 1913, American
Author

N. T. WrightN. T. Wright
01 December 1948, British
Theologian
Dave MeltzerDave Meltzer
24 October 1959, American
Journalist

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

Sarah VowellSarah Vowell
27 December 1969, American
Historian

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

Roy JenkinsRoy Jenkins
11 November 1920, British, Welsh
Politician
Thomas FrankThomas Frank
21 March 1965, American
Historian, Journalist

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

Stephen Edward AmbroseStephen Edward Ambrose
10 January 1936, American
 

Franjo TudjmanFranjo Tudjman
14 May 1922, Croatian
Politician
Anne ApplebaumAnne Applebaum
25 July 1964, American
Journalist

Dan JonesDan Jones
27 July 1981, British
 
Ian KershawIan Kershaw
29 April 1943, British
Contemporary historian, University teacher,

William DalrympleWilliam Dalrymple
20 March 1965, Indian
historian, writer

Studs TerkelStuds Terkel
16 May 1912, American
Journalist, Historian, Radio personality, Writer,
Romila ThaparRomila Thapar
30 November 1931, Indian
Historian, University teacher

Zygmunt BaumanZygmunt Bauman
19 November 1925, Polish, British
Sociologist
Michael ShermerMichael Shermer
08 September 1954, American
Writer

Tariq AliTariq Ali
21 October 1943, Pakistani, British
Historian

Sultan bin Muhammad Al-QasimiSultan bin Muhammad Al-Qasimi
02 July 1939, Emirati
Member of the Federal Supreme Council
Sylvana TomaselliSylvana Tomaselli
28 May 1957, Canadian
Historian

Benny MorrisBenny Morris
08 December 1948, Israeli
Historian, Writer, University teacher, Journalist
Max HastingsMax Hastings
28 December 1945, British
Journalist, Military historian, Writer

Simon Sebag MontefioreSimon Sebag Montefiore
27 June 1965, British
Historian

Nikolai TolstoyNikolai Tolstoy
23 June 1935, British
Historian, Non-fiction writer

Simon SchamaSimon Schama
13 February 1945, British
Art historian, Historian, University teacher,
Robert FiskRobert Fisk
12 July 1946, British
Journalist, Historian, Writer, War correspondent
Emma Georgina RothschildEmma Georgina Rothschild
16 May 1948, British
Economic historian, Historian, University teacher,

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

Liaquat AhamedLiaquat Ahamed
14 November 1952, Kenyan
author, writer

Dominic SandbrookDominic Sandbrook
02 October 1974, British
Historian
Len DeightonLen Deighton
18 February 1929, British
Writer

Timothy D. SnyderTimothy D. Snyder
18 August 1969, American
Historian, Writer, Literary critic, University

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

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

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

Margaret MacMillanMargaret MacMillan
23 December 1943, Canadian
Historian, Professor
Ōkawa ShūmeiŌkawa Shūmei
06 December 1886, Japanese
Writer

Antonia FraserAntonia Fraser
27 August 1932, British
Novelist
John BuchanJohn Buchan
26 August 1875, Scottish
Novelist
Alan ClarkAlan Clark
13 April 1928, British
Politician, Historian, Diarist