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.

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William RehnquistWilliam Rehnquist
(American)
Terry JonesTerry Jones
(British)

Doris Kearns GoodwinDoris Kearns Goodwin
(American)
Donald TuskDonald Tusk
(Polish)
Jon MeachamJon Meacham
(American)

ThucydidesThucydides
(Greek)
David IrvingDavid Irving
(British)
Max BootMax Boot
(American)

JosephusJosephus
(Israeli)
Francis FukuyamaFrancis Fukuyama
(American)
George McGovernGeorge McGovern
(American)

Victor Davis HansonVictor Davis Hanson
(American)
Stefan ZweigStefan Zweig
(Austrian,British)
Niall FergusonNiall Ferguson
(British)

Bartolomé de las CasasBartolomé de las Casas
(Spanish)
Dan CarlinDan Carlin
(American)
Howard ZinnHoward Zinn
(American)

Gilles DeleuzeGilles Deleuze
(French)
David EisenhowerDavid Eisenhower
(American)
William HagueWilliam Hague
(British)

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Mark RutteMark Rutte
(Dutch)
Shelby FooteShelby Foote
(American)
Michael BeschlossMichael Beschloss
(American)

Alfred Thayer MahanAlfred Thayer Mahan
(American)
Mircea EliadeMircea Eliade
(Romanian)
Robert K. MertonRobert K. Merton
(American)

Michael Eric DysonMichael Eric Dyson
(American)
LivyLivy
(Italian)
Edward GibbonEdward Gibbon
(British)

Cato the ElderCato the Elder
(Romanian)
PolybiusPolybius
(Greek)
George F. KennanGeorge F. Kennan
(American)

Helmuth von Moltke the ElderHelmuth von Moltke the Elder
(German)
Bill JamesBill James
(American)
Oswald SpenglerOswald Spengler
(German)

Isaiah BerlinIsaiah Berlin
(Latvian,British)
Suzannah LipscombSuzannah Lipscomb
(British)
Henry Cabot LodgeHenry Cabot Lodge
(American)

Cokie RobertsCokie Roberts
(American)
Ramachandra GuhaRamachandra Guha
(Indian)
Simon SchamaSimon Schama
(British)

Isidore of SevilleIsidore of Seville
(Spanish)
Murray BookchinMurray Bookchin
(American)
Snorri SturlusonSnorri Sturluson
(Icelander)

MegasthenesMegasthenes
(Greek)
Joseph L. GallowayJoseph L. Galloway
(American)
Anthony BluntAnthony Blunt
(British)

SuetoniusSuetonius
(Italian)
Karl PolanyiKarl Polanyi
(Hungarian)
ProcopiusProcopius
(Turkish)

Sebastian JungerSebastian Junger
(American)
Stephen E. AmbroseStephen E. Ambrose
(American)
Horace WalpoleHorace Walpole

Arnold J. ToynbeeArnold J. Toynbee
(British)
Christopher BrowningChristopher Browning
(American)
Bettany HughesBettany Hughes
(British)

Karl PearsonKarl Pearson
(British)
Michael ScheuerMichael Scheuer
(American)
Diodorus SiculusDiodorus Siculus
(Italian)

Sima QianSima Qian
(Chinese)
Max HastingsMax Hastings
(British)
Ian KershawIan Kershaw
(British)

Iris ChangIris Chang
(Chinese,American)
Michael IgnatieffMichael Ignatieff
(Canadian)
Anne ApplebaumAnne Applebaum
(Polish,American)

Timothy D. SnyderTimothy D. Snyder
(American)
David StarkeyDavid Starkey
(British)
Thomas GrayThomas Gray
(British)

Ivan IllichIvan Illich
(Austrian)
Samuel Eliot MorisonSamuel Eliot Morison
(American)
Robert OsborneRobert Osborne
(American)

François-René de ChateaubriandFrançois-René de Chateaubriand
(French)
Immanuel WallersteinImmanuel Wallerstein
(American)
David OwenDavid Owen
(British,Welsh)