Find out more about the greatest German Historians, including Hannah Arendt, Friedrich Schiller, Oswald Spengler, Helmuth von Moltke the Elder and Leopold von Ranke.
Maximilian Carl Emil WeberMax Weber
21 April 1864
Sociologist
Friedrich SchillerFriedrich Schiller
10 November 1759
Poet, Playwright, Historian & Philosopher

Oswald SpenglerOswald Spengler
29 May 1880
Philosopher

Helmuth von Moltke the ElderHelmuth von Moltke the Elder
26 October 1800
General, Historian

Lord ActonLord Acton
10 January 1834
 

Leopold von RankeLeopold von Ranke
21 December 1795
Historian, Academic, University teacher, Writer
Johann Joachim WinckelmannJohann Joachim Winckelmann
09 December 1717
Art historian

Theodor MommsenTheodor Mommsen
30 November 1817
Historian

Wilhelm DiltheyWilhelm Dilthey
19 November 1833
Philosopher, Historian, Psychologist, Theologian,
Nikolaus PevsnerNikolaus Pevsner
30 January 1902
Historian

Bruno BauerBruno Bauer
06 September 1809
Philosopher, Theologian, Historian
Erwin PanofskyErwin Panofsky
30 March 1892
Art historian

Theodor FontaneTheodor Fontane
30 December 1819
Pharmacist, Writer, Poet, Historian, Translator,

John WeitzJohn Weitz
25 May 1923
Fashion designer

Samuel von PufendorfSamuel von Pufendorf
08 January 1632
Jurist, Philosopher, Historian, University

Geoffrey EltonGeoffrey Elton
17 August 1921
Writer, Historian of the modern age, Historian,
Ernst NolteErnst Nolte
11 January 1923
Philosopher, Historian of the modern age,

Golo MannGolo Mann
27 March 1909
Historian

Peter GayPeter Gay
20 June 1923
Psychologist, Cultural historian, Historian,

Fritz FischerFritz Fischer
05 March 1908
Historian of the modern age, Historian, University
Joachim FestJoachim Fest
08 December 1926
Journalist, Writer, Historian of the modern age,

Heinrich von TreitschkeHeinrich von Treitschke
15 September 1834
Historian of the modern age, Historian, University
Franz RosenzweigFranz Rosenzweig
25 December 1886
Philosopher, Translator, Historian, Bible

Hans MommsenHans Mommsen
05 November 1930
Writer, Historian of the modern age, Historian,

Ludwig UhlandLudwig Uhland
26 April 1787
Poet
Friedrich Carl von SavignyFriedrich Carl von Savigny
21 February 1779
Jurist

Arthur Moeller van den BruckArthur Moeller van den Bruck
23 April 1876
Writer
Abraham GeigerAbraham Geiger
24 May 1810
Historian, Rabbi, University teacher

Friedrich MeineckeFriedrich Meinecke
30 October 1862
Historian

Daniel-Henry KahnweilerDaniel-Henry Kahnweiler
25 June 1884
Art historian
Martin BroszatMartin Broszat
14 August 1926
Historian, University teacher

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Hans-Ulrich WehlerHans-Ulrich Wehler
11 September 1931
Historian
Johann Gustav DroysenJohann Gustav Droysen
06 July 1808
Historian

Ignaz von DöllingerIgnaz von Döllinger
28 February 1799
Theologian

Barthold Georg NiebuhrBarthold Georg Niebuhr
27 August 1776
Statesman

Thietmar of MerseburgThietmar of Merseburg
25 July 0975
Chronicler
Johannes AventinusJohannes Aventinus
04 July 1477
Historian
Walafrid StraboWalafrid Strabo
0808 AD
Writer

Ludwig von PastorLudwig von Pastor
31 January 1854
Historian

Kuno FischerKuno Fischer
23 July 1824
Philosopher

Wilhelm von BodeWilhelm von Bode
10 December 1845
Art historian
Moritz CantorMoritz Cantor
23 August 1829
Historian

Regino of PrümRegino of Prüm
0842 AD
Monk

Hugo WincklerHugo Winckler
04 July 1863
Archaeologist

Felix DahnFelix Dahn
09 February 1834
Historian

Ernst CurtiusErnst Curtius
02 September 1814
Archaeologist
Adolf FurtwänglerAdolf Furtwängler
30 June 1853
Archaeologist

Johann Salomo SemlerJohann Salomo Semler
18 December 1725
Historian
Johann Lorenz von MosheimJohann Lorenz von Mosheim
09 October 1693
Historian

Joseph HergenrötherJoseph Hergenröther
15 September 1824
Historian

Heinrich von SybelHeinrich von Sybel
02 December 1817
Historian
HelmoldHelmold
1120 AD
Historian

Karl LamprechtKarl Lamprecht
25 February 1856
Historian
Philipp SpittaPhilipp Spitta
27 December 1841
Musicologist

Johann Nikolaus von HontheimJohann Nikolaus von Hontheim
27 January 1701
Historian

Friedrich Christoph DahlmannFriedrich Christoph Dahlmann
13 May 1785
Historian

Friedrich ChrysanderFriedrich Chrysander
08 July 1826
Publisher

Philipp ClüverPhilipp Clüver
1580 AD
Geographer
Georg WaitzGeorg Waitz
09 October 1813
Historian

Friedrich Christoph SchlosserFriedrich Christoph Schlosser
17 November 1776
Historian

Johannes JanssenJohannes Janssen
10 April 1829
Historian

HrosvithaHrosvitha
0935 AD
Writer
Johann Friedrich BöhmerJohann Friedrich Böhmer
22 April 1795
Historian

Hans LietzmannHans Lietzmann
02 March 1875
Theologian
Lucas HolsteniusLucas Holstenius
27 September 1596
Geographer

Eduard DevrientEduard Devrient
11 August 1801
Baritone

Anton Friedrich BüschingAnton Friedrich Büsching
27 September 1724
Geographer
Heinrich LeoHeinrich Leo
17 March 1799
Historian

Helmuth Theodor BossertHelmuth Theodor Bossert
11 September 1889
Historian
Johann Martin LappenbergJohann Martin Lappenberg
30 July 1794
Diplomat

Theodor von SickelTheodor von Sickel
18 December 1826
Historian

Wilhelm von GiesebrechtWilhelm von Giesebrecht
05 March 1814
Historian
Giovanni MardersteigGiovanni Mardersteig
08 January 1892
Printer

FredegariusFredegarius
Historian
Joseph von GörresJoseph von Görres
25 January 1776
Writer

George Ward Stocking, Jr.George Ward Stocking, Jr.
28 December 1928
Historian

Helmut Erich Robert GernsheimHelmut Erich Robert Gernsheim
01 March 1913
Historian

Lambert Of HersfeldLambert Of Hersfeld
1024 AD
Chronicler
Marie d'AgoultMarie d'Agoult
31 December 1805
French author
Otto Of FreisingOtto Of Freising
1114 AD
Bishop