List of famous historians with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

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A historian may refer to any person who is involved in the study of history of a particular period of time or any other kind of social phenomenon that has occurred in the past. Historians are regarded as the authority in affairs related to history and they may be involved in many kinds of research activities of past events. In the late 19th century, the profession of a historian became one of the established professions, after many universities were delving into research work. It is very important for a historian to treat all the facts that he procures with a certain degree of objectivity and consider counter evidences that he comes across. Historians hold a significant and important position in the society as they play the role of telling the world the truth. Historians may also be involved in the research of already established facts to ascertain truth or provide other sources of information. The job of a historian is versatile and dynamic one as their work can provide many pieces of information that is hitherto unknown to the world. This collection of biographies with trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history will provide detailed information on famous historians.

David Hume David Hume
Scottish

Ibn Battuta Ibn Battuta
Moroccan

Josephus Josephus
Israeli, Italian

Ibn Khaldun Ibn Khaldun
Egyptian, Tunisian

Tacitus Tacitus
Ancient Roman

Will Durant Will Durant
American

Cato the Elder Cato the Elder
Ancient Roman

Livy Livy
Ancient Roman

Strabo Strabo
Greek

Stamford Raffles Stamford Raffles
Jamaican, British

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Henry Adams Henry Adams
American

Michael King Michael King
New Zealander

Lord Acton Lord Acton
German, Italian, British

John RobertsJohn Roberts
British

William RehnquistWilliam Rehnquist
American

Newt GingrichNewt Gingrich
American
Lucy WorsleyLucy Worsley
British

David StarkeyDavid Starkey
British
Jon MeachamJon Meacham
American

Terry JonesTerry Jones
British, Welsh

George McGovernGeorge McGovern
American

Howard ZinnHoward Zinn
American

Bettany HughesBettany Hughes
British
Niall FergusonNiall Ferguson
British

Henry Louis Gates Jr.Henry Louis Gates Jr.
American

Anne ApplebaumAnne Applebaum
Polish, American

Victor Davis HansonVictor Davis Hanson
American
Gregg WallaceGregg Wallace
British
Allan LichtmanAllan Lichtman
American

Mark RutteMark Rutte
Dutch

Eric BogosianEric Bogosian
American

Francis FukuyamaFrancis Fukuyama
American
Doris Kearns GoodwinDoris Kearns Goodwin
American

Gilles DeleuzeGilles Deleuze
French
David EisenhowerDavid Eisenhower
American

Tim ConsidineTim Considine
American

Sarah VowellSarah Vowell
American
Suzannah LipscombSuzannah Lipscomb
British

Caleb CarrCaleb Carr
American
N. T. WrightN. T. Wright
British

Cherie BlairCherie Blair
British

Thomas Babington MacaulayThomas Babington Macaulay
British
Simon SchamaSimon Schama
British

Timothy D. SnyderTimothy D. Snyder
American
Murray BookchinMurray Bookchin
American

Virginia DareVirginia Dare
American

Michael Eric DysonMichael Eric Dyson
American

Eric HobsbawmEric Hobsbawm
Egyptian
Michael BeschlossMichael Beschloss
American

Bill JamesBill James
American

Simon Russell BealeSimon Russell Beale
Malaysian, British

Walter IsaacsonWalter Isaacson
American

Michael ParentiMichael Parenti
Italian
Harry TurtledoveHarry Turtledove
American

Aviva ChomskyAviva Chomsky
American
Michael ShermerMichael Shermer
American

Carter G. WoodsonCarter G. Woodson
American

Robert OsborneRobert Osborne
American
Dave MeltzerDave Meltzer
American

Sultan bin Muhammad Al-QasimiSultan bin Muhammad Al-Qasimi
Emirati
Romila ThaparRomila Thapar
Indian

Snorri SturlusonSnorri Sturluson
Icelander
Thomas FrankThomas Frank
American

Emma DonoghueEmma Donoghue
Canadian, Irish

Eric FonerEric Foner
American
Christopher LaschChristopher Lasch
American

Joe Medicine CrowJoe Medicine Crow
American
Diodorus SiculusDiodorus Siculus
Italian