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
 

René GirardRené Girard
25 December 1923
Philosopher

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

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

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

Germaine de StaëlGermaine de Staël
22 April 1766
Philosopher
Marc BlochMarc Bloch
06 July 1886
Historian, Medievalist, University teacher, Writer

Eugène Viollet-le-DucEugène Viollet-le-Duc
27 January 1814
architectural historian, art historian,
Jules MicheletJules Michelet
21 August 1798
Historian, Archivist, Writer, Diarist, Professor,

Michel OnfrayMichel Onfray
01 January 1959
Philosopher, Writer, Historian, Essayist, Audio

Jacques-Bénigne BossuetJacques-Bénigne Bossuet
27 September 1627
Priest, Historian, Theologian, Writer, Cleric,
Prosper MériméeProsper Mérimée
28 September 1803
Anthropologist, Archaeologist, Historian,

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

Michel de CerteauMichel de Certeau
17 May 1925
Historian, Philosopher, University teacher

Fred VargasFred Vargas
07 June 1957
Writer, Archaeologist, Novelist, Historian
Louis BlancLouis Blanc
29 October 1811
Journalist, Politician, Historian, Writer

Hippolyte TaineHippolyte Taine
20 April 1828
French critic
Jean-Luc NancyJean-Luc Nancy
26 July 1940
Philosopher, Historian

Jacques BarzunJacques Barzun
30 November 1907
Cultural historian, Historian, Philosopher,

Pierre DuhemPierre Duhem
10 June 1861
Historian

Jean-Yves Le DrianJean-Yves Le Drian
30 June 1947
Politician, Historian
Étienne GilsonÉtienne Gilson
13 June 1884
Philosopher, Historian, Politician, Professor,
Pierre NoraPierre Nora
17 November 1931
Historian

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

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