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

David McCulloughDavid McCullough
07 July 1933, American
Author, Historian

Oswald SpenglerOswald Spengler
29 May 1880, German
Philosopher

René GirardRené Girard
25 December 1923, French
Philosopher
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
Carter WoodsonCarter Woodson
19 December 1875, American
Historian

Anthony BluntAnthony Blunt
26 September 1907, British
Art historian, University teacher
Terry JonesTerry Jones
01 February 1942, British, Welsh
Actor

Tara WestoverTara Westover
27 September 1986, American
Memoirist

William RehnquistWilliam Rehnquist
01 October 1924, American
Judge, Lawyer, Historian
Ramachandra GuhaRamachandra Guha
29 April 1958, Indian
Author, Historian, Teacher, Journalist

David IrvingDavid Irving
24 March 1938, British
Essayist, Journalist, Historian, Writer,
Cokie RobertsCokie Roberts
27 December 1943, American
Journalist

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

Gilles DeleuzeGilles Deleuze
18 January 1925, French
Philosopher, Historian, Writer, University
William HagueWilliam Hague
26 March 1961, British
Politician, Historian, Judoka, Biographer

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

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

Lucy WorsleyLucy Worsley
18 December 1973, British
Historian
Mark RutteMark Rutte
14 February 1967, Dutch
Politician, Historian, Teacher, Pianist
Gregg WallaceGregg Wallace
17 October 1964, British
TV Presenters

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

Victor Davis HansonVictor Davis Hanson
05 September 1953, American
Historian, University teacher, Journalist

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

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Sarah VowellSarah Vowell
27 December 1969, American
Historian

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

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

Suzannah LipscombSuzannah Lipscomb
07 December 1978, British
historian
Jacob M. AppelJacob M. Appel
21 February 1973, American
Historian, Novelist, Writer, Playwright, Medical

Walter IsaacsonWalter Isaacson
20 May 1952, American
Writer
Eric BogosianEric Bogosian
24 April 1953, American
Actor

Tim ConsidineTim Considine
31 December 1940, American
Actor

Bettany HughesBettany Hughes
1968 AD, British
historian
Irfan HabibIrfan Habib
1931 AD, Indian
historian, writer

Bill JamesBill James
05 October 1949, American
Statistician
David StarkeyDavid Starkey
03 January 1945, British
Historian, Radio personality, Writer

Dave MeltzerDave Meltzer
24 October 1959, American
Journalist

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,

Noel IgnatievNoel Ignatiev
1940 AD, American
historian
Harry TurtledoveHarry Turtledove
14 June 1949, American
Novelist

Eric HobsbawmEric Hobsbawm
09 June 1917, Egyptian
Historian

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

Max BootMax Boot
12 September 1969, American
Writer, Consultant, Historian, Journalist
Max HastingsMax Hastings
28 December 1945, British
Journalist, Military historian, Writer

David OwenDavid Owen
02 July 1938, British, Welsh
politician, physician
Aviva ChomskyAviva Chomsky
20 April 1957, American
Historian, University teacher

Michael ShermerMichael Shermer
08 September 1954, American
Writer

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,
Iris ChangIris Chang
28 March 1968, Chinese, American
Historian, Journalist, Writer

Arnold J. ToynbeeArnold J. Toynbee
14 April 1889, British
Historian, Professor, Diplomat

Roy JenkinsRoy Jenkins
11 November 1920, British, Welsh
Politician
Ivan IllichIvan Illich
04 September 1926, Austrian
Writer, Historian, Educationist, Philosopher,

Robert OsborneRobert Osborne
03 May 1932, American
Actor, Television actor, Biographer, Film actor,
Gertrude HimmelfarbGertrude Himmelfarb
08 August 1922, American
Historian, University teacher, Writer

Michael ScheuerMichael Scheuer
1952 AD, American
journalist, intelligence analyist

Benzion NetanyahuBenzion Netanyahu
25 March 1910, Israeli
Historian, Educationist, Writer, University

Immanuel WallersteinImmanuel Wallerstein
28 September 1930, American
Economist, Geopolitician, Economic historian,
Tariq AliTariq Ali
21 October 1943, Pakistani, British
Historian
Robert FiskRobert Fisk
12 July 1946, British
Journalist, Historian, Writer, War correspondent

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

Andrew BacevichAndrew Bacevich
05 July 1947, American
political scientist, historian

Michael IgnatieffMichael Ignatieff
12 May 1947, Canadian
Journalist, Historian, Politician, Novelist,
Antony BeevorAntony Beevor
14 December 1946, British
Military historian, Novelist, Historian,

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

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

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

Fernand BraudelFernand Braudel
24 August 1902, Brazilian, French
Economic historian, Historian, Professor
Antonia FraserAntonia Fraser
27 August 1932, British
Novelist

Studs TerkelStuds Terkel
16 May 1912, American
Journalist, Historian, Radio personality, Writer,
Michael ParentiMichael Parenti
1933 AD, Italian
political scientist, historian, journalist

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

Richard J. EvansRichard J. Evans
29 September 1947, British
Historian, University teacher, Non-fiction writer
John BuchanJohn Buchan
26 August 1875, Scottish
Novelist

Timothy D. SnyderTimothy D. Snyder
18 August 1969, American
Historian, Writer, Literary critic, University
Richard PipesRichard Pipes
11 July 1923, Polish, American
Historian, Writer, University teacher

David HalberstamDavid Halberstam
10 April 1934, American
Historian, Writer, Journalist

A. J. P. TaylorA. J. P. Taylor
25 March 1906, British
Historian of the modern age, University teacher,

Nikolai TolstoyNikolai Tolstoy
23 June 1935, British
Historian, Non-fiction writer
E. H. CarrE. H. Carr
28 June 1892, British
Historian, Journalist, Diplomat, Writer, Political

Len DeightonLen Deighton
18 February 1929, British
Writer
William L. ShirerWilliam L. Shirer
23 February 1904, American
Journalist, Historian, Writer

Joe Medicine CrowJoe Medicine Crow
27 October 1913, American
Anthropologist, Historian, Author, Non-fiction
Christopher LaschChristopher Lasch
01 June 1932, American
Historian, Social critic, Writer, Sociologist,

John KeeganJohn Keegan
15 May 1934
Journalist, Military historian, Historian,
John Julius NorwichJohn Julius Norwich
15 September 1929, British
Television presenter, Politician, Historian,