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

Livy Livy
Ancient Roman

Strabo Strabo
Greek

Stamford Raffles Stamford Raffles
Jamaican, British
Will Durant Will Durant
American

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Henry Adams Henry Adams
American

Michael King Michael King
New Zealander

Lord Acton Lord Acton
German, Italian, British

Terry JonesTerry Jones
British, Welsh

Eric BogosianEric Bogosian
American
Tara WestoverTara Westover
American

Lucy WorsleyLucy Worsley
British

Ramachandra GuhaRamachandra Guha
Indian
William RehnquistWilliam Rehnquist
American

Henry Louis Gates Jr.Henry Louis Gates Jr.
American
Niall FergusonNiall Ferguson
British

Mark RutteMark Rutte
Dutch

Jacob M. AppelJacob M. Appel
American

Doris Kearns GoodwinDoris Kearns Goodwin
American

Gilles DeleuzeGilles Deleuze
French
Francis FukuyamaFrancis Fukuyama
American

George McGovernGeorge McGovern
American

Carter G. WoodsonCarter G. Woodson
American

Jon MeachamJon Meacham
American
Howard ZinnHoward Zinn
American
William HagueWilliam Hague
British

Victor Davis HansonVictor Davis Hanson
American

Michael Eric DysonMichael Eric Dyson
American

Tim ConsidineTim Considine
American
Gregg WallaceGregg Wallace
British

Cokie RobertsCokie Roberts
American
Simon Russell BealeSimon Russell Beale
Malaysian, British

David EisenhowerDavid Eisenhower
American

Suzannah LipscombSuzannah Lipscomb
British
Thomas Babington MacaulayThomas Babington Macaulay
British

Murray BookchinMurray Bookchin
American
Bettany HughesBettany Hughes
British

Bill JamesBill James
American

N. T. WrightN. T. Wright
British
Eric HobsbawmEric Hobsbawm
Egyptian

Simon Sebag MontefioreSimon Sebag Montefiore
British
Harry TurtledoveHarry Turtledove
American

Dave MeltzerDave Meltzer
American

Walter IsaacsonWalter Isaacson
American

Roy JenkinsRoy Jenkins
British, Welsh
Isidore of SevilleIsidore of Seville
Spanish

Sarah VowellSarah Vowell
American

David StarkeyDavid Starkey
British

Snorri SturlusonSnorri Sturluson
Icelander

Max BootMax Boot
American
Joe Medicine CrowJoe Medicine Crow
American

SuetoniusSuetonius
Italian
Virginia DareVirginia Dare
American

Michael ShermerMichael Shermer
American

Aviva ChomskyAviva Chomsky
American
Max HastingsMax Hastings
British

Horace WalpoleHorace Walpole
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Zygmunt BaumanZygmunt Bauman
Polish, British

Ian KershawIan Kershaw
British
Joseph L. GallowayJoseph L. Galloway
American

Ivan IllichIvan Illich
Austrian

Karl PearsonKarl Pearson
British
Timothy D. SnyderTimothy D. Snyder
American

Tariq AliTariq Ali
Pakistani, British
Karl PolanyiKarl Polanyi
Hungarian