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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Terry JonesTerry Jones
(British)
David IrvingDavid Irving
(British)
Jon MeachamJon Meacham
(American)

William RehnquistWilliam Rehnquist
(American)
ThucydidesThucydides
(Greek)
George McGovernGeorge McGovern
(American)

Niall FergusonNiall Ferguson
(British)
Suzannah LipscombSuzannah Lipscomb
(British)
Dan CarlinDan Carlin
(American)

David EisenhowerDavid Eisenhower
(American)
Victor Davis HansonVictor Davis Hanson
(American)
Gilles DeleuzeGilles Deleuze
(French)

Doris Kearns GoodwinDoris Kearns Goodwin
(American)
Stefan ZweigStefan Zweig
(Austrian,British)
William HagueWilliam Hague
(British)

Carter G. WoodsonCarter G. Woodson
(American)
Francis FukuyamaFrancis Fukuyama
(American)
Howard ZinnHoward Zinn
(American)

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Mark RutteMark Rutte
(Dutch)
Shelby FooteShelby Foote
(American)
Max BootMax Boot
(American)

Bettany HughesBettany Hughes
(British)
Michael Eric DysonMichael Eric Dyson
(American)
Mircea EliadeMircea Eliade
(Romanian)

LivyLivy
(Italian)
Alfred Thayer MahanAlfred Thayer Mahan
(American)
Cato the ElderCato the Elder
(Romanian)

George F. KennanGeorge F. Kennan
(American)
Isaiah BerlinIsaiah Berlin
(Latvian,British)
Robert K. MertonRobert K. Merton
(American)

PolybiusPolybius
(Greek)
Edward GibbonEdward Gibbon
(British)
David OwenDavid Owen
(British,Welsh)

Helmuth von Moltke the ElderHelmuth von Moltke the Elder
(German)
Henry Cabot LodgeHenry Cabot Lodge
(American)
Oswald SpenglerOswald Spengler
(German)

Murray BookchinMurray Bookchin
(American)
Snorri SturlusonSnorri Sturluson
(Icelander)
Joseph L. GallowayJoseph L. Galloway
(American)

Horace WalpoleHorace Walpole
Simon SchamaSimon Schama
(British)
Marc BlochMarc Bloch
(French)

Anthony BluntAnthony Blunt
(British)
Stephen E. AmbroseStephen E. Ambrose
(American)
SuetoniusSuetonius
(Italian)

Isidore of SevilleIsidore of Seville
(Spanish)
Arnold J. ToynbeeArnold J. Toynbee
(British)
Ramachandra GuhaRamachandra Guha
(Indian)

MegasthenesMegasthenes
(Greek)
Michael ScheuerMichael Scheuer
(American)
Sebastian JungerSebastian Junger
(American)

ProcopiusProcopius
(Turkish)
Karl PolanyiKarl Polanyi
(Hungarian)
Cokie RobertsCokie Roberts
(American)

Karl PearsonKarl Pearson
(British)
Sima QianSima Qian
(Chinese)
Bill JamesBill James
(American)

Ian KershawIan Kershaw
(British)
Diodorus SiculusDiodorus Siculus
(Italian)
Iris ChangIris Chang
(Chinese,American)

Michael IgnatieffMichael Ignatieff
(Canadian)
Robert FiskRobert Fisk
(British)
David StarkeyDavid Starkey
(British)

Ivan IllichIvan Illich
(Austrian)
Anne ApplebaumAnne Applebaum
(Polish,American)
Robert OsborneRobert Osborne
(American)

Benzion NetanyahuBenzion Netanyahu
(Israeli)
Max HastingsMax Hastings
(British)
Thomas GrayThomas Gray
(British)

Michael BeschlossMichael Beschloss
(American)
François-René de ChateaubriandFrançois-René de Chateaubriand
(French)
Samuel Eliot MorisonSamuel Eliot Morison
(American)