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

More From Historians
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

Strabo Strabo
Greek
Will Durant Will Durant
American

Henry Adams Henry Adams
American

Michael King Michael King
New Zealander

Lord Acton Lord Acton
German, Italian, British

Terry JonesTerry Jones
British

Niall FergusonNiall Ferguson
British
William HagueWilliam Hague
British

ThucydidesThucydides
Greek
Bettany HughesBettany Hughes
British

Dan CarlinDan Carlin
American

William RehnquistWilliam Rehnquist
American

David IrvingDavid Irving
British
George McGovernGeorge McGovern
American
Francis FukuyamaFrancis Fukuyama
American

Gilles DeleuzeGilles Deleuze
French

Jon MeachamJon Meacham
American

Howard ZinnHoward Zinn
American
Shelby FooteShelby Foote
American

David EisenhowerDavid Eisenhower
American

Alan ClarkAlan Clark
British

Victor Davis HansonVictor Davis Hanson
American

Stefan ZweigStefan Zweig
Austrian, British
Mark RutteMark Rutte
Dutch

Sarah VowellSarah Vowell
American
Mircea EliadeMircea Eliade
Romanian

Bill JamesBill James
American

Doris Kearns GoodwinDoris Kearns Goodwin
American
Michael ScheuerMichael Scheuer
American

Cato the ElderCato the Elder
Romanian
Eric BogosianEric Bogosian
American

Tim ConsidineTim Considine
American

LivyLivy
Italian

Suzannah LipscombSuzannah Lipscomb
British

Murray BookchinMurray Bookchin
American
Edward GibbonEdward Gibbon
British

Anthony BluntAnthony Blunt
British

Stephen E. AmbroseStephen E. Ambrose
American

Max HastingsMax Hastings
British
PolybiusPolybius
Greek

Isaiah BerlinIsaiah Berlin
Latvian, British
Helmuth von Moltke the ElderHelmuth von Moltke the Elder
German

Oswald SpenglerOswald Spengler
German

Benzion NetanyahuBenzion Netanyahu
Israeli
George F. KennanGeorge F. Kennan
American

Snorri SturlusonSnorri Sturluson
Icelander
Michael Eric DysonMichael Eric Dyson
American

Max BootMax Boot
American

SuetoniusSuetonius
Italian
Emma Georgina RothschildEmma Georgina Rothschild
British

Robert K. MertonRobert K. Merton
American
Isidore of SevilleIsidore of Seville
Spanish

Simon SchamaSimon Schama
British

Joseph L. GallowayJoseph L. Galloway
American

Joe Medicine CrowJoe Medicine Crow
American
Robert OsborneRobert Osborne
American
Arnold J. ToynbeeArnold J. Toynbee
British

Alfred Thayer MahanAlfred Thayer Mahan
American

Ramachandra GuhaRamachandra Guha
Indian

Sebastian JungerSebastian Junger
American
Ian KershawIan Kershaw
British

Antony BeevorAntony Beevor
British

Horace WalpoleHorace Walpole
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Sima QianSima Qian
Chinese

Diodorus SiculusDiodorus Siculus
Italian
Henry Cabot LodgeHenry Cabot Lodge
American

Cokie RobertsCokie Roberts
American
David OwenDavid Owen
British, Welsh

Sugata BoseSugata Bose
Indian
Romila ThaparRomila Thapar
Indian
ProcopiusProcopius
Turkish