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)
Terry JonesTerry Jones
(British)

Doris Kearns GoodwinDoris Kearns Goodwin
(American)
ThucydidesThucydides
(Greek)
David IrvingDavid Irving
(British)

Donald TuskDonald Tusk
(Polish)
Bartolomé de las CasasBartolomé de las Casas
(Spanish)
Francis FukuyamaFrancis Fukuyama
(American)

JosephusJosephus
(Israeli)
Michael Eric DysonMichael Eric Dyson
(American)
George McGovernGeorge McGovern
(American)

Dan CarlinDan Carlin
(American)
Max BootMax Boot
(American)
Niall FergusonNiall Ferguson
(British)

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

Gilles DeleuzeGilles Deleuze
(French)
Mark RutteMark Rutte
(Dutch)
Victor Davis HansonVictor Davis Hanson
(American)

David EisenhowerDavid Eisenhower
(American)
Shelby FooteShelby Foote
(American)
Cato the ElderCato the Elder
(Romanian)

Mircea EliadeMircea Eliade
(Romanian)
William HagueWilliam Hague
(British)
LivyLivy
(Italian)

Robert K. MertonRobert K. Merton
(American)
Michael ScheuerMichael Scheuer
(American)
PolybiusPolybius
(Greek)

Michael BeschlossMichael Beschloss
(American)
Alfred Thayer MahanAlfred Thayer Mahan
(American)
Helmuth von Moltke the ElderHelmuth von Moltke the Elder
(German)

Isidore of SevilleIsidore of Seville
(Spanish)
Cokie RobertsCokie Roberts
(American)
Bill JamesBill James
(American)

Edward GibbonEdward Gibbon
(British)
George F. KennanGeorge F. Kennan
(American)
Oswald SpenglerOswald Spengler
(German)

Isaiah BerlinIsaiah Berlin
(Latvian,British)
Snorri SturlusonSnorri Sturluson
(Icelander)
Joseph L. GallowayJoseph L. Galloway
(American)

Anthony BluntAnthony Blunt
(British)
MegasthenesMegasthenes
(Greek)
Ramachandra GuhaRamachandra Guha
(Indian)

Anne ApplebaumAnne Applebaum
(Polish,American)
Bettany HughesBettany Hughes
(British)
Henry Cabot LodgeHenry Cabot Lodge
(American)

Simon SchamaSimon Schama
(British)
Murray BookchinMurray Bookchin
(American)
Suzannah LipscombSuzannah Lipscomb
(British)

SuetoniusSuetonius
(Italian)
Romila ThaparRomila Thapar
(Indian)
Arnold J. ToynbeeArnold J. Toynbee
(British)

Horace WalpoleHorace Walpole
Sebastian JungerSebastian Junger
(American)
Stephen E. AmbroseStephen E. Ambrose
(American)

ProcopiusProcopius
(Turkish)
Timothy D. SnyderTimothy D. Snyder
(American)
Ian KershawIan Kershaw
(British)

Studs TerkelStuds Terkel
(American)
Diodorus SiculusDiodorus Siculus
(Italian)
Sima QianSima Qian
(Chinese)

Christopher BrowningChristopher Browning
(American)
François-René de ChateaubriandFrançois-René de Chateaubriand
(French)
Harriet MartineauHarriet Martineau
(British)

Karl PearsonKarl Pearson
(British)
Thomas GrayThomas Gray
(British)
Ivan IllichIvan Illich
(Austrian)

Robert OsborneRobert Osborne
(American)
David StarkeyDavid Starkey
(British)
Samuel Eliot MorisonSamuel Eliot Morison
(American)

Max HastingsMax Hastings
(British)
Karl PolanyiKarl Polanyi
(Hungarian)
Bernard LewisBernard Lewis
(British)