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

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

Anthony BluntAnthony Blunt
British

Terry JonesTerry Jones
British, Welsh

Tara WestoverTara Westover
American
William RehnquistWilliam Rehnquist
American

Ramachandra GuhaRamachandra Guha
Indian

David IrvingDavid Irving
British

Cokie RobertsCokie Roberts
American

Niall FergusonNiall Ferguson
British
Gilles DeleuzeGilles Deleuze
French

William HagueWilliam Hague
British
Dan CarlinDan Carlin
American

Francis FukuyamaFrancis Fukuyama
American

George McGovernGeorge McGovern
American
Howard ZinnHoward Zinn
American

Doris Kearns GoodwinDoris Kearns Goodwin
American
Lucy WorsleyLucy Worsley
British

Mark RutteMark Rutte
Dutch

Gregg WallaceGregg Wallace
British

Michael Eric DysonMichael Eric Dyson
American

Victor Davis HansonVictor Davis Hanson
American
Jon MeachamJon Meacham
American

David EisenhowerDavid Eisenhower
American

Sarah VowellSarah Vowell
American

Murray BookchinMurray Bookchin
American
Simon Russell BealeSimon Russell Beale
Malaysian, British

Suzannah LipscombSuzannah Lipscomb
British
Jacob M. AppelJacob M. Appel
American

Walter IsaacsonWalter Isaacson
American

Eric BogosianEric Bogosian
American
Tim ConsidineTim Considine
American

Thomas Babington MacaulayThomas Babington Macaulay
British
Bettany HughesBettany Hughes
British

Irfan HabibIrfan Habib
Indian

Bill JamesBill James
American
David StarkeyDavid Starkey
British

Virginia DareVirginia Dare
American
Dave MeltzerDave Meltzer
American

Isidore of SevilleIsidore of Seville
Spanish

Ian KershawIan Kershaw
British

Emma Georgina RothschildEmma Georgina Rothschild
British
Noel IgnatievNoel Ignatiev
American
Harry TurtledoveHarry Turtledove
American

Eric HobsbawmEric Hobsbawm
Egyptian

N. T. WrightN. T. Wright
British

Max BootMax Boot
American
Max HastingsMax Hastings
British

Horace WalpoleHorace Walpole
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David OwenDavid Owen
British, Welsh

Snorri SturlusonSnorri Sturluson
Icelander

Aviva ChomskyAviva Chomsky
American
Michael ShermerMichael Shermer
American

Romila ThaparRomila Thapar
Indian
Joseph L. GallowayJoseph L. Galloway
American

Simon SchamaSimon Schama
British
SuetoniusSuetonius
Italian
Iris ChangIris Chang
Chinese, American