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.

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Niall FergusonNiall Ferguson
(British)
David IrvingDavid Irving
(British)
Terry JonesTerry Jones
(British)

Victor Davis HansonVictor Davis Hanson
(American)
ThucydidesThucydides
(Greek)
William RehnquistWilliam Rehnquist
(American)

Robert OsborneRobert Osborne
(American)
George McGovernGeorge McGovern
(American)
Gilles DeleuzeGilles Deleuze
(French)

Dan CarlinDan Carlin
(American)
Francis FukuyamaFrancis Fukuyama
(American)
Mark RutteMark Rutte
(Dutch)

Carter G. WoodsonCarter G. Woodson
(American)
William HagueWilliam Hague
(British)
Suzannah LipscombSuzannah Lipscomb
(British)

Stefan ZweigStefan Zweig
(Austrian,British)
Eugène Viollet-le-DucEugène Viollet-le-Duc
(French)
David EisenhowerDavid Eisenhower
(American)

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Shelby FooteShelby Foote
(American)
Jon MeachamJon Meacham
(American)
Howard ZinnHoward Zinn
(American)

George F. KennanGeorge F. Kennan
(American)
Bettany HughesBettany Hughes
(British)
Max BootMax Boot
(American)

LivyLivy
(Italian)
Cato the ElderCato the Elder
(Romanian)
Mircea EliadeMircea Eliade
(Romanian)

Doris Kearns GoodwinDoris Kearns Goodwin
(American)
Alfred Thayer MahanAlfred Thayer Mahan
(American)
Isidore of SevilleIsidore of Seville
(Spanish)

Murray BookchinMurray Bookchin
(American)
Benzion NetanyahuBenzion Netanyahu
(Israeli)
PolybiusPolybius
(Greek)

Robert K. MertonRobert K. Merton
(American)
Michael Eric DysonMichael Eric Dyson
(American)
Isaiah BerlinIsaiah Berlin
(Latvian,British)

David OwenDavid Owen
(British,Welsh)
Helmuth von Moltke the ElderHelmuth von Moltke the Elder
(German)
Edward GibbonEdward Gibbon
(British)

Henry Cabot LodgeHenry Cabot Lodge
(American)
Oswald SpenglerOswald Spengler
(German)
Anthony BluntAnthony Blunt
(British)

Simon SchamaSimon Schama
(British)
Bill JamesBill James
(American)
SuetoniusSuetonius
(Italian)

David StarkeyDavid Starkey
(British)
Arnold J. ToynbeeArnold J. Toynbee
(British)
Snorri SturlusonSnorri Sturluson
(Icelander)

Michael ScheuerMichael Scheuer
(American)
Joseph L. GallowayJoseph L. Galloway
(American)
Stephen E. AmbroseStephen E. Ambrose
(American)

Romila ThaparRomila Thapar
(Indian)
Emma Georgina RothschildEmma Georgina Rothschild
(British)
Horace WalpoleHorace Walpole

Sima QianSima Qian
(Chinese)
Karl PearsonKarl Pearson
(British)
Diodorus SiculusDiodorus Siculus
(Italian)

Sebastian JungerSebastian Junger
(American)
ProcopiusProcopius
(Turkish)
MegasthenesMegasthenes
(Greek)

Karl PolanyiKarl Polanyi
(Hungarian)
Margaret MacMillanMargaret MacMillan
(Canadian)
Ian KershawIan Kershaw
(British)

Ramachandra GuhaRamachandra Guha
(Indian)
Cokie RobertsCokie Roberts
(American)
Iris ChangIris Chang
(Chinese,American)

Ivan IllichIvan Illich
(Austrian)
Eric FonerEric Foner
(American)
Robert FiskRobert Fisk
(British)

Bernard LewisBernard Lewis
(British)
Madison GrantMadison Grant
(American)
Thomas GrayThomas Gray
(British)