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

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.

H. G. WellsH. G. Wells
(British)

Jon MeachamJon Meacham
(American)
Michael Eric DysonMichael Eric Dyson
(American)
William HagueWilliam Hague
(British)

Terry JonesTerry Jones
(British)
David IrvingDavid Irving
(British)
William RehnquistWilliam Rehnquist
(American)

Niall FergusonNiall Ferguson
(British)
Joe Medicine CrowJoe Medicine Crow
(American)
JosephusJosephus
(Israeli)

Donald TuskDonald Tusk
(Polish)
Bernard LewisBernard Lewis
(British)
ThucydidesThucydides
(Greek)

Robert OsborneRobert Osborne
(American)
George McGovernGeorge McGovern
(American)
Mark RutteMark Rutte
(Dutch)

Michael ScheuerMichael Scheuer
(American)
Simon SchamaSimon Schama
(British)
Dan CarlinDan Carlin
(American)

Bettany HughesBettany Hughes
(British)
Stefan ZweigStefan Zweig
(Austrian,British)
Gilles DeleuzeGilles Deleuze
(French)

Doris Kearns GoodwinDoris Kearns Goodwin
(American)
Howard ZinnHoward Zinn
(American)
David EisenhowerDavid Eisenhower
(American)

George F. KennanGeorge F. Kennan
(American)
Francis FukuyamaFrancis Fukuyama
(American)
Bartolomé de las CasasBartolomé de las Casas
(Spanish)

Mircea EliadeMircea Eliade
(Romanian)
Shelby FooteShelby Foote
(American)
LivyLivy
(Italian)

Victor Davis HansonVictor Davis Hanson
(American)
Cato the ElderCato the Elder
(Romanian)
PolybiusPolybius
(Greek)

Robert FiskRobert Fisk
(British)
Snorri SturlusonSnorri Sturluson
(Icelander)
Isaiah BerlinIsaiah Berlin
(Latvian,British)

Oswald SpenglerOswald Spengler
(German)
John Julius NorwichJohn Julius Norwich
(British)
Helmuth von Moltke the ElderHelmuth von Moltke the Elder
(German)

Isidore of SevilleIsidore of Seville
(Spanish)
Edward GibbonEdward Gibbon
(British)
Drew Gilpin FaustDrew Gilpin Faust
(American)

Robert K. MertonRobert K. Merton
(American)
Henry Cabot LodgeHenry Cabot Lodge
(American)
Max BootMax Boot
(American)

Alfred Thayer MahanAlfred Thayer Mahan
(American)
MegasthenesMegasthenes
(Greek)
Anthony BluntAnthony Blunt
(British)

Murray BookchinMurray Bookchin
(American)
Sebastian JungerSebastian Junger
(American)
Bill JamesBill James
(American)

Stephen E. AmbroseStephen E. Ambrose
(American)
Joseph L. GallowayJoseph L. Galloway
(American)
Suzannah LipscombSuzannah Lipscomb
(British)

Timothy D. SnyderTimothy D. Snyder
(American)
SuetoniusSuetonius
(Italian)
Richard PipesRichard Pipes
(Polish,American)

Benzion NetanyahuBenzion Netanyahu
(Israeli)
Arnold J. ToynbeeArnold J. Toynbee
(British)
Antony BeevorAntony Beevor
(British)

Karl PearsonKarl Pearson
(British)
Cokie RobertsCokie Roberts
(American)
Diodorus SiculusDiodorus Siculus
(Italian)

ProcopiusProcopius
(Turkish)
François-René de ChateaubriandFrançois-René de Chateaubriand
(French)
Horace WalpoleHorace Walpole

Thomas GrayThomas Gray
(British)
Michael IgnatieffMichael Ignatieff
(Canadian)
Karl PolanyiKarl Polanyi
(Hungarian)

Iris ChangIris Chang
(Chinese,American)
Studs TerkelStuds Terkel
(American)
Sima QianSima Qian
(Chinese)