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

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.

Carter G. WoodsonCarter G. Woodson
(American)

H. G. WellsH. G. Wells
(British)
David IrvingDavid Irving
(British)
Niall FergusonNiall Ferguson
(British)

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

ThucydidesThucydides
(Greek)
Simon SchamaSimon Schama
(British)
Donald TuskDonald Tusk
(Polish)

Michael ScheuerMichael Scheuer
(American)
Dan CarlinDan Carlin
(American)
George McGovernGeorge McGovern
(American)

Stefan ZweigStefan Zweig
(Austrian,British)
Howard ZinnHoward Zinn
(American)
Gilles DeleuzeGilles Deleuze
(French)

Jon MeachamJon Meacham
(American)
Bartolomé de las CasasBartolomé de las Casas
(Spanish)
David EisenhowerDavid Eisenhower
(American)

George F. KennanGeorge F. Kennan
(American)
Francis FukuyamaFrancis Fukuyama
(American)
Mark RutteMark Rutte
(Dutch)

Shelby FooteShelby Foote
(American)
Mircea EliadeMircea Eliade
(Romanian)
Alfred Thayer MahanAlfred Thayer Mahan
(American)

Cato the ElderCato the Elder
(Romanian)
Henry Cabot LodgeHenry Cabot Lodge
(American)
William HagueWilliam Hague
(British)

LivyLivy
(Italian)
PolybiusPolybius
(Greek)
Drew Gilpin FaustDrew Gilpin Faust
(American)

Helmuth von Moltke the ElderHelmuth von Moltke the Elder
(German)
Bettany HughesBettany Hughes
(British)
Victor Davis HansonVictor Davis Hanson
(American)

Robert FiskRobert Fisk
(British)
Max BootMax Boot
(American)
Robert K. MertonRobert K. Merton
(American)

Isaiah BerlinIsaiah Berlin
(Latvian,British)
Sugata BoseSugata Bose
(Indian)
Oswald SpenglerOswald Spengler
(German)

Edward GibbonEdward Gibbon
(British)
Anthony BluntAnthony Blunt
(British)
Robert OsborneRobert Osborne
(American)

Isidore of SevilleIsidore of Seville
(Spanish)
Murray BookchinMurray Bookchin
(American)
Suzannah LipscombSuzannah Lipscomb
(British)

Doris Kearns GoodwinDoris Kearns Goodwin
(American)
MegasthenesMegasthenes
(Greek)
Bill JamesBill James
(American)

SuetoniusSuetonius
(Italian)
Sebastian JungerSebastian Junger
(American)
Karl PearsonKarl Pearson
(British)

Joseph L. GallowayJoseph L. Galloway
(American)
Arnold J. ToynbeeArnold J. Toynbee
(British)
Cokie RobertsCokie Roberts
(American)

Stephen E. AmbroseStephen E. Ambrose
(American)
Anne ApplebaumAnne Applebaum
(Polish,American)
David StarkeyDavid Starkey
(British)

Diodorus SiculusDiodorus Siculus
(Italian)
ProcopiusProcopius
(Turkish)
Timothy D. SnyderTimothy D. Snyder
(American)

Michael Eric DysonMichael Eric Dyson
(American)
Horace WalpoleHorace Walpole
Sima QianSima Qian
(Chinese)

Ian KershawIan Kershaw
(British)
Michael IgnatieffMichael Ignatieff
(Canadian)
Thomas GrayThomas Gray
(British)

Archibald Gracie IVArchibald Gracie IV
(American)
François-René de ChateaubriandFrançois-René de Chateaubriand
(French)
Benzion NetanyahuBenzion Netanyahu
(Israeli)

Iris ChangIris Chang
(Chinese,American)
Bernard LewisBernard Lewis
(British)
Karl PolanyiKarl Polanyi
(Hungarian)