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

Will Durant Will Durant
American

Cato the Elder Cato the Elder
Ancient Roman

Stamford Raffles Stamford Raffles
Jamaican, British
Livy Livy
Ancient Roman

Strabo Strabo
Greek

Henry Adams Henry Adams
American
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Michael King Michael King
New Zealander

Lord Acton Lord Acton
German, Italian, British

Bettany HughesBettany Hughes
British
Tara WestoverTara Westover
American

David StarkeyDavid Starkey
British

Terry JonesTerry Jones
British, Welsh
Lucy WorsleyLucy Worsley
British

George McGovernGeorge McGovern
American
Eric BogosianEric Bogosian
American

Niall FergusonNiall Ferguson
British

William RehnquistWilliam Rehnquist
American

Howard ZinnHoward Zinn
American

Henry Louis Gates Jr.Henry Louis Gates Jr.
American
Mark RutteMark Rutte
Dutch

Victor Davis HansonVictor Davis Hanson
American

Gregg WallaceGregg Wallace
British

Francis FukuyamaFrancis Fukuyama
American
Anne ApplebaumAnne Applebaum
Polish, American
Suzannah LipscombSuzannah Lipscomb
British

Gilles DeleuzeGilles Deleuze
French

Jon MeachamJon Meacham
American

David EisenhowerDavid Eisenhower
American
Doris Kearns GoodwinDoris Kearns Goodwin
American

Michael Eric DysonMichael Eric Dyson
American
William HagueWilliam Hague
British

Cokie RobertsCokie Roberts
American

Cherie BlairCherie Blair
British
Simon Russell BealeSimon Russell Beale
Malaysian, British

Tim ConsidineTim Considine
American
Thomas Babington MacaulayThomas Babington Macaulay
British

Murray BookchinMurray Bookchin
American

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

Bill JamesBill James
American
Walter IsaacsonWalter Isaacson
American

Ramachandra GuhaRamachandra Guha
Indian

Harry TurtledoveHarry Turtledove
American

Sarah VowellSarah Vowell
American
Aviva ChomskyAviva Chomsky
American

Robert OsborneRobert Osborne
American

Carter G. WoodsonCarter G. Woodson
American

Virginia DareVirginia Dare
American

Dave MeltzerDave Meltzer
American
Michael ShermerMichael Shermer
American

Talib JauhariTalib Jauhari
Pakistani
Romila ThaparRomila Thapar
Indian

Caleb CarrCaleb Carr
American

Snorri SturlusonSnorri Sturluson
Icelander
Simon SchamaSimon Schama
British

Eric FonerEric Foner
American
Michael ParentiMichael Parenti
Italian

Isidore of SevilleIsidore of Seville
Spanish
Michael BeschlossMichael Beschloss
American

Joseph L. GallowayJoseph L. Galloway
American

James M. McPhersonJames M. McPherson
American
Diodorus SiculusDiodorus Siculus
Italian

Sultan bin Muhammad Al-QasimiSultan bin Muhammad Al-Qasimi
Emirati
Zygmunt BaumanZygmunt Bauman
Polish, British