Find out more about the greatest French Historians, including Michel Foucault, Alexis de Tocqueville, Gilles Deleuze, Fernand Braudel and François-René de Chateaubriand.
Michel FoucaultMichel Foucault
15 October 1926
French philosopher
Alexis de TocquevilleAlexis de Tocqueville
29 July 1805
 

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

Eugène Viollet-le-DucEugène Viollet-le-Duc
27 January 1814
architectural historian, art historian,

François-René de ChateaubriandFrançois-René de Chateaubriand
04 September 1768
Writer, Politician, Diplomat, Historian, Poet,

Marc BlochMarc Bloch
06 July 1886
Historian, Medievalist, University teacher, Writer
Fernand BraudelFernand Braudel
24 August 1902
Economic historian, Historian, Professor

Gustave Le BonGustave Le Bon
07 May 1841
Physician, Anthropologist, Archaeologist,

Romain RollandRomain Rolland
29 January 1866
Writer, Playwright, Essayist, Historian, Novelist,

Adolphe ThiersAdolphe Thiers
15 April 1797
Lawyer, Politician, Journalist, Historian, Writer
Michel OnfrayMichel Onfray
01 January 1959
Philosopher, Writer, Historian, Essayist, Audio

Prosper MériméeProsper Mérimée
28 September 1803
Anthropologist, Archaeologist, Historian,
Jules MicheletJules Michelet
21 August 1798
Historian, Archivist, Writer, Diarist, Professor,

Fred VargasFred Vargas
07 June 1957
Writer, Archaeologist, Novelist, Historian

Jacques-Bénigne BossuetJacques-Bénigne Bossuet
27 September 1627
Priest, Historian, Theologian, Writer, Cleric,
Hippolyte TaineHippolyte Taine
20 April 1828
French critic

Tzvetan TodorovTzvetan Todorov
01 March 1939
Non-fiction writer, Historian, Semiologist,
François GuizotFrançois Guizot
04 October 1787
Politician, Diplomat, Historian, Translator,

Jean-Yves Le DrianJean-Yves Le Drian
30 June 1947
Politician, Historian

Michel de CerteauMichel de Certeau
17 May 1925
Historian, Philosopher, University teacher
Jacques BarzunJacques Barzun
30 November 1907
Cultural historian, Historian, Philosopher,

Louis BlancLouis Blanc
29 October 1811
Journalist, Politician, Historian, Writer
Jean-Luc NancyJean-Luc Nancy
26 July 1940
Philosopher, Historian

Robert BrasillachRobert Brasillach
31 March 1909
Writer, Journalist, Film critic, Novelist, Poet,

Pierre NoraPierre Nora
17 November 1931
Historian

Madame de La FayetteMadame de La Fayette
18 March 1634
Writer, Salon-holder, Novelist, Screenwriter,
Jacques Le GoffJacques Le Goff
01 January 1924
Radio producer, Medievalist, Historian, Audio book
Lucien FebvreLucien Febvre
22 July 1878
Historian, Professor, Writer

Abbot SugerAbbot Suger
1081 AD
French statesman

EutropiusEutropius
Historian

Publius Cornelius TacitusPublius Cornelius Tacitus
0056 AD
Historian
Étienne GilsonÉtienne Gilson
13 June 1884
Philosopher, Historian, Politician, Professor,