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

Carter WoodsonCarter Woodson
19 December 1875, American
Historian

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

Ramachandra GuhaRamachandra Guha
29 April 1958, Indian
Writer
Alan John Percival TaylorAlan John Percival Taylor
25 March 1906, 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

Newt GingrichNewt Gingrich
17 June 1943, American
Politician
Henry Louis Gates Jr.Henry Louis Gates Jr.
16 September 1950, American
Author

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

Heather Cox RichardsonHeather Cox Richardson
1962 AD, American
Historian

Gregg WallaceGregg Wallace
17 October 1964, British
TV Presenters
Terry JonesTerry Jones
01 February 1942, British, Welsh
Actor

Lucy WorsleyLucy Worsley
18 December 1973, British
Historian
Doris Kearns GoodwinDoris Kearns Goodwin
04 January 1943, American
Journalist, Historian

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

Gilles DeleuzeGilles Deleuze
18 January 1925, French
Philosopher, Historian, Writer, University
David EisenhowerDavid Eisenhower
31 March 1948, American
Officer

Walter IsaacsonWalter Isaacson
20 May 1952, American
Writer
Timothy D. SnyderTimothy D. Snyder
18 August 1969, American
Historian, Writer, Literary critic, University

Francis FukuyamaFrancis Fukuyama
27 October 1952, American
Writer, Political scientist, Blogger, Economist

Ejner JohanssonEjner Johansson
07 March 1922, Danish
Art Historian
Victor Davis HansonVictor Davis Hanson
05 September 1953, American
Historian, University teacher, Journalist

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Howard ZinnHoward Zinn
24 August 1922, American
Playwright, Political scientist, Historian of the
Eric BogosianEric Bogosian
24 April 1953, American
Actor

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

Joe Medicine CrowJoe Medicine Crow
27 October 1913, American
Author

Michael Eric DysonMichael Eric Dyson
23 October 1958, American
Historian, Biographer
Bettany HughesBettany Hughes
1968 AD, British
historian
Jon MeachamJon Meacham
20 May 1969, American
Journalist, Historian, Biographer

Cherie BlairCherie Blair
23 September 1954, British
Barrister

Tim ConsidineTim Considine
31 December 1940, American
Actor

Simon Russell BealeSimon Russell Beale
12 January 1961, Malaysian, British
Actor
Abul A'la MaududiAbul A'la Maududi
25 September 1903, Indian, Pakistani
Philosopher

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

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

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

Eric HobsbawmEric Hobsbawm
09 June 1917, Egyptian
Historian
Dave MeltzerDave Meltzer
24 October 1959, American
Journalist

Sarah VowellSarah Vowell
27 December 1969, American
Historian
Stephen Edward AmbroseStephen Edward Ambrose
10 January 1936, American
 

Suzannah LipscombSuzannah Lipscomb
07 December 1978, British
historian

Harry TurtledoveHarry Turtledove
14 June 1949, American
Novelist
Joseph L. GallowayJoseph L. Galloway
13 November 1941, American
Journalist, Historian

Aviva ChomskyAviva Chomsky
20 April 1957, American
Historian, University teacher
Eric FonerEric Foner
07 February 1943, American
Historian of the modern age, Historian, University

Bill JamesBill James
05 October 1949, American
Statistician

Christopher LaschChristopher Lasch
01 June 1932, American
Historian, Social critic, Writer, Sociologist,

Franjo TudjmanFranjo Tudjman
14 May 1922, Croatian
Politician

David StarkeyDavid Starkey
03 January 1945, British
Historian, Radio personality, Writer
Simon Sebag MontefioreSimon Sebag Montefiore
27 June 1965, British
Historian

Roy JenkinsRoy Jenkins
11 November 1920, British, Welsh
Politician

Zygmunt BaumanZygmunt Bauman
19 November 1925, Polish, British
Sociologist

Michael ShermerMichael Shermer
08 September 1954, American
Writer
Simon SchamaSimon Schama
13 February 1945, British
Art historian, Historian, University teacher,

Sultan bin Muhammad Al-QasimiSultan bin Muhammad Al-Qasimi
02 July 1939, Emirati
Member of the Federal Supreme Council
Dan JonesDan Jones
27 July 1981, British
 

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

Ivan IllichIvan Illich
04 September 1926, Austrian
Writer, Historian, Educationist, Philosopher,
Max HastingsMax Hastings
28 December 1945, British
Journalist, Military historian, Writer

Romila ThaparRomila Thapar
30 November 1931, Indian
Historian, University teacher
William DalrympleWilliam Dalrymple
20 March 1965, Indian
historian, writer

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

Robert FiskRobert Fisk
12 July 1946, British
Journalist, Historian, Writer, War correspondent
Francis Parker YockeyFrancis Parker Yockey
18 September 1917, American
Philosopher, Historian, Writer, Pianist, Lawyer,

Robert OsborneRobert Osborne
03 May 1932, American
Actor, Television actor, Biographer, Film actor,
Caleb CarrCaleb Carr
02 August 1955, American
Historian

Thomas FrankThomas Frank
21 March 1965, American
Historian, Journalist

Tariq AliTariq Ali
21 October 1943, Pakistani, British
Historian

John BuchanJohn Buchan
26 August 1875, Scottish
Novelist
Len DeightonLen Deighton
18 February 1929, British
Writer
Emma Georgina RothschildEmma Georgina Rothschild
16 May 1948, British
Economic historian, Historian, University teacher,

Barbara TuchmanBarbara Tuchman
30 January 1912, American
Historian

Laurel Thatcher UlrichLaurel Thatcher Ulrich
11 July 1938, American
Historian of the modern age, Historian, University

Richard J. EvansRichard J. Evans
29 September 1947, British
Historian, University teacher, Non-fiction writer
Richard HofstadterRichard Hofstadter
06 August 1916, American
Historian, Political scientist, Writer, University

Paul CottinPaul Cottin
05 June 1856, French
Writer

Fernand BraudelFernand Braudel
24 August 1902, Brazilian, French
Economic historian, Historian, Professor

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

Immanuel WallersteinImmanuel Wallerstein
28 September 1930, American
Economist, Geopolitician, Economic historian,
Michael WoodMichael Wood
23 July 1948, British
historian

William L. ShirerWilliam L. Shirer
23 February 1904, American
Journalist, Historian, Writer
Max BootMax Boot
12 September 1969, American
Writer, Consultant, Historian, Journalist

Robert KaganRobert Kagan
26 September 1958, American
Historian
E. H. CarrE. H. Carr
28 June 1892, British
Historian, Journalist, Diplomat, Writer, Political
Russell KirkRussell Kirk
19 October 1918, American
Political scientist, Philosopher, Literary critic,