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

Cokie RobertsCokie Roberts
American
Terry JonesTerry Jones
British

ThucydidesThucydides
Greek
Bettany HughesBettany Hughes
British

William RehnquistWilliam Rehnquist
American

David IrvingDavid Irving
British

Dan CarlinDan Carlin
American
Romila ThaparRomila Thapar
Indian
Howard ZinnHoward Zinn
American

Niall FergusonNiall Ferguson
British

Gilles DeleuzeGilles Deleuze
French

William HagueWilliam Hague
British
George McGovernGeorge McGovern
American

Gregg WallaceGregg Wallace
British

Francis FukuyamaFrancis Fukuyama
American

Stefan ZweigStefan Zweig
Austrian, British

Shelby FooteShelby Foote
American
Immanuel WallersteinImmanuel Wallerstein
American

Doris Kearns GoodwinDoris Kearns Goodwin
American
Mark RutteMark Rutte
Dutch

Sarah VowellSarah Vowell
American

Victor Davis HansonVictor Davis Hanson
American
Mircea EliadeMircea Eliade
Romanian

Murray BookchinMurray Bookchin
American
Bill JamesBill James
American

Suzannah LipscombSuzannah Lipscomb
British

Simon Russell BealeSimon Russell Beale
Malaysian, British

David EisenhowerDavid Eisenhower
American

Anthony BluntAnthony Blunt
British
Cato the ElderCato the Elder
Romanian

Eric BogosianEric Bogosian
American

Michael IgnatieffMichael Ignatieff
Canadian

Tim ConsidineTim Considine
American
LivyLivy
Italian

Alfred Thayer MahanAlfred Thayer Mahan
American
Edward GibbonEdward Gibbon
British

Michael Eric DysonMichael Eric Dyson
American

Robert K. MertonRobert K. Merton
American
Oswald SpenglerOswald Spengler
German

Jon MeachamJon Meacham
American
Helmuth von Moltke the ElderHelmuth von Moltke the Elder
German

Isaiah BerlinIsaiah Berlin
Latvian, British

George F. KennanGeorge F. Kennan
American
Dave MeltzerDave Meltzer
American

PolybiusPolybius
Greek
David StarkeyDavid Starkey
British

Michael ScheuerMichael Scheuer
American

Eric HobsbawmEric Hobsbawm
Egyptian

Isidore of SevilleIsidore of Seville
Spanish
Ian KershawIan Kershaw
British
Benzion NetanyahuBenzion Netanyahu
Israeli

Snorri SturlusonSnorri Sturluson
Icelander

SuetoniusSuetonius
Italian

Arnold J. ToynbeeArnold J. Toynbee
British
Max BootMax Boot
American

Horace WalpoleHorace Walpole
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Henry Cabot LodgeHenry Cabot Lodge
American

Ramachandra GuhaRamachandra Guha
Indian

Stephen E. AmbroseStephen E. Ambrose
American
Timothy D. SnyderTimothy D. Snyder
American

Karl PearsonKarl Pearson
British
Karl PolanyiKarl Polanyi
Hungarian

Max HastingsMax Hastings
British
Simon SchamaSimon Schama
British
Emma Georgina RothschildEmma Georgina Rothschild
British