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

Cato the Elder Cato the Elder
Ancient Roman

Strabo Strabo
Greek

Livy Livy
Ancient Roman
Stamford Raffles Stamford Raffles
Jamaican, British

Will Durant Will Durant
American

Henry Adams Henry Adams
American

Michael King Michael King
New Zealander
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Lord Acton Lord Acton
German, Italian, British

Anthony BluntAnthony Blunt
British

Tara WestoverTara Westover
American

Terry JonesTerry Jones
British

William RehnquistWilliam Rehnquist
American
Cokie RobertsCokie Roberts
American

Ramachandra GuhaRamachandra Guha
Indian

Dan CarlinDan Carlin
American

David IrvingDavid Irving
British

William HagueWilliam Hague
British
Gilles DeleuzeGilles Deleuze
French

Niall FergusonNiall Ferguson
British
Francis FukuyamaFrancis Fukuyama
American

George McGovernGeorge McGovern
American

Doris Kearns GoodwinDoris Kearns Goodwin
American
Howard ZinnHoward Zinn
American

Lucy WorsleyLucy Worsley
British
Mark RutteMark Rutte
Dutch

Murray BookchinMurray Bookchin
American

Gregg WallaceGregg Wallace
British

Victor Davis HansonVictor Davis Hanson
American

David EisenhowerDavid Eisenhower
American
Michael Eric DysonMichael Eric Dyson
American

Bettany HughesBettany Hughes
British

Sarah VowellSarah Vowell
American

Emma Georgina RothschildEmma Georgina Rothschild
British
Simon Russell BealeSimon Russell Beale
Malaysian, British

Jon MeachamJon Meacham
American
Oswald SpenglerOswald Spengler
German

Suzannah LipscombSuzannah Lipscomb
British

Bill JamesBill James
American
Walter IsaacsonWalter Isaacson
American

Eric BogosianEric Bogosian
American
Tim ConsidineTim Considine
American

Thomas Babington MacaulayThomas Babington Macaulay
British

Michael IgnatieffMichael Ignatieff
Canadian
Max BootMax Boot
American

Isidore of SevilleIsidore of Seville
Spanish
Virginia DareVirginia Dare
American

David StarkeyDavid Starkey
British

Ian KershawIan Kershaw
British

Dave MeltzerDave Meltzer
American
Harry TurtledoveHarry Turtledove
American
Eric HobsbawmEric Hobsbawm
Egyptian

Noel IgnatievNoel Ignatiev
American

N. T. WrightN. T. Wright
British

Irfan HabibIrfan Habib
Indian
David OwenDavid Owen
British, Welsh

Horace WalpoleHorace Walpole
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Romila ThaparRomila Thapar
Indian

Snorri SturlusonSnorri Sturluson
Icelander

Michael ShermerMichael Shermer
American
Karl PearsonKarl Pearson
British

Aviva ChomskyAviva Chomsky
American
Iris ChangIris Chang
Chinese, American

SuetoniusSuetonius
Italian
Karl PolanyiKarl Polanyi
Hungarian
Immanuel WallersteinImmanuel Wallerstein
American