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

More From Historians
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

Strabo Strabo
Greek
Will Durant Will Durant
American

Henry Adams Henry Adams
American

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

David IrvingDavid Irving
British

Niall FergusonNiall Ferguson
British
Terry JonesTerry Jones
British
Robert OsborneRobert Osborne
American

William RehnquistWilliam Rehnquist
American
ThucydidesThucydides
Greek
Bettany HughesBettany Hughes
British
Dan CarlinDan Carlin
American

George McGovernGeorge McGovern
American
Victor Davis HansonVictor Davis Hanson
American
Gilles DeleuzeGilles Deleuze
French

David EisenhowerDavid Eisenhower
American
Jon MeachamJon Meacham
American
Eugène Viollet-le-DucEugène Viollet-le-Duc
French
William HagueWilliam Hague
British

Francis FukuyamaFrancis Fukuyama
American
Shelby FooteShelby Foote
American
Stefan ZweigStefan Zweig
Austrian, British

Mark RutteMark Rutte
Dutch
Alan ClarkAlan Clark
British
Howard ZinnHoward Zinn
American
Mircea EliadeMircea Eliade
Romanian

Bill JamesBill James
American
George F. KennanGeorge F. Kennan
American
Michael ScheuerMichael Scheuer
American

Cato the ElderCato the Elder
Romanian
LivyLivy
Italian
Murray BookchinMurray Bookchin
American
Doris Kearns GoodwinDoris Kearns Goodwin
American

Romila ThaparRomila Thapar
Indian
Isidore of SevilleIsidore of Seville
Spanish
Suzannah LipscombSuzannah Lipscomb
British

Edward GibbonEdward Gibbon
British
Isaiah BerlinIsaiah Berlin
Latvian, British
Stephen E. AmbroseStephen E. Ambrose
American
Max HastingsMax Hastings
British

Anthony BluntAnthony Blunt
British
PolybiusPolybius
Greek
Robert K. MertonRobert K. Merton
American

Oswald SpenglerOswald Spengler
German
Helmuth von Moltke the ElderHelmuth von Moltke the Elder
German
David StarkeyDavid Starkey
British
Benzion NetanyahuBenzion Netanyahu
Israeli

Snorri SturlusonSnorri Sturluson
Icelander
Alfred Thayer MahanAlfred Thayer Mahan
American
Michael Eric DysonMichael Eric Dyson
American

Simon SchamaSimon Schama
British
Max BootMax Boot
American
SuetoniusSuetonius
Italian
Emma Georgina RothschildEmma Georgina Rothschild
British

Arnold J. ToynbeeArnold J. Toynbee
British
Henry Cabot LodgeHenry Cabot Lodge
American
Joseph L. GallowayJoseph L. Galloway
American

Joe Medicine CrowJoe Medicine Crow
American
David OwenDavid Owen
British, Welsh
Ramachandra GuhaRamachandra Guha
Indian
Sebastian JungerSebastian Junger
American

Antony BeevorAntony Beevor
British
Ian KershawIan Kershaw
British
Sima QianSima Qian
Chinese

Diodorus SiculusDiodorus Siculus
Italian
Cokie RobertsCokie Roberts
American
Horace WalpoleHorace Walpole
-
Sugata BoseSugata Bose
Indian

ProcopiusProcopius
Turkish
MegasthenesMegasthenes
Greek
Iris ChangIris Chang
Chinese, American

Karl PearsonKarl Pearson
British
Karl PolanyiKarl Polanyi
Hungarian
Eric FonerEric Foner
American
Archibald Gracie IVArchibald Gracie IV
American