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.

William RehnquistWilliam Rehnquist
(American)
David IrvingDavid Irving
(British)

Michael Eric DysonMichael Eric Dyson
(American)
Niall FergusonNiall Ferguson
(British)
Terry JonesTerry Jones
(British)

Donald TuskDonald Tusk
(Polish)
Dan CarlinDan Carlin
(American)
Mark RutteMark Rutte
(Dutch)

JosephusJosephus
(Israeli)
George McGovernGeorge McGovern
(American)
ThucydidesThucydides
(Greek)

Jon MeachamJon Meacham
(American)
Stefan ZweigStefan Zweig
(Austrian,British)
Howard ZinnHoward Zinn
(American)

Max BootMax Boot
(American)
Gilles DeleuzeGilles Deleuze
(French)
Shelby FooteShelby Foote
(American)

David EisenhowerDavid Eisenhower
(American)
Michael ScheuerMichael Scheuer
(American)
William HagueWilliam Hague
(British)

Bartolomé de las CasasBartolomé de las Casas
(Spanish)
Victor Davis HansonVictor Davis Hanson
(American)
Joseph L. GallowayJoseph L. Galloway
(American)

Francis FukuyamaFrancis Fukuyama
(American)
Bettany HughesBettany Hughes
(British)
Doris Kearns GoodwinDoris Kearns Goodwin
(American)

Mircea EliadeMircea Eliade
(Romanian)
John Julius NorwichJohn Julius Norwich
(British)
Cato the ElderCato the Elder
(Romanian)

LivyLivy
(Italian)
Robert OsborneRobert Osborne
(American)
Oswald SpenglerOswald Spengler
(German)

Helmuth von Moltke the ElderHelmuth von Moltke the Elder
(German)
MegasthenesMegasthenes
(Greek)
Isaiah BerlinIsaiah Berlin
(Latvian,British)

PolybiusPolybius
(Greek)
George F. KennanGeorge F. Kennan
(American)
Bill JamesBill James
(American)

Simon SchamaSimon Schama
(British)
Edward GibbonEdward Gibbon
(British)
Snorri SturlusonSnorri Sturluson
(Icelander)

Drew Gilpin FaustDrew Gilpin Faust
(American)
Robert K. MertonRobert K. Merton
(American)
Cokie RobertsCokie Roberts
(American)

Sebastian JungerSebastian Junger
(American)
Anthony BluntAnthony Blunt
(British)
Stephen E. AmbroseStephen E. Ambrose
(American)

Murray BookchinMurray Bookchin
(American)
Isidore of SevilleIsidore of Seville
(Spanish)
Bernard LewisBernard Lewis
(British)

Ramachandra GuhaRamachandra Guha
(Indian)
Henry Cabot LodgeHenry Cabot Lodge
(American)
Arnold J. ToynbeeArnold J. Toynbee
(British)

Studs TerkelStuds Terkel
(American)
Margaret MacMillanMargaret MacMillan
(Canadian)
SuetoniusSuetonius
(Italian)

Timothy D. SnyderTimothy D. Snyder
(American)
Romila ThaparRomila Thapar
(Indian)
Alfred Thayer MahanAlfred Thayer Mahan
(American)

Emma Georgina RothschildEmma Georgina Rothschild
(British)
Horace WalpoleHorace Walpole
Antony BeevorAntony Beevor
(British)

François-René de ChateaubriandFrançois-René de Chateaubriand
(French)
David OwenDavid Owen
(British,Welsh)
Diodorus SiculusDiodorus Siculus
(Italian)

Ian KershawIan Kershaw
(British)
Suzannah LipscombSuzannah Lipscomb
(British)
ProcopiusProcopius
(Turkish)

Karl PearsonKarl Pearson
(British)
Harriet MartineauHarriet Martineau
(British)
Thomas GrayThomas Gray
(British)

Michael BeschlossMichael Beschloss
(American)
Samuel Eliot MorisonSamuel Eliot Morison
(American)
Iris ChangIris Chang
(Chinese,American)