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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Lord Acton
Historian
10-Jan-1834 19-Jun-1902 British historian
Brooks Adams
Historian
24-Jun-1848 13-Feb-1927 The Law of Civilization and Decay
Charles Francis Adams, Jr.
Business
27-May-1835 20-May-1915 President of Union Pacific, 1884-90
Henry Adams
Historian
16-Feb-1838 28-Mar-1918 The Education of Henry Adams
Herbert Baxter Adams
Historian
16-Apr-1850 30-Jul-1901 Coined term political science
Agathias
Historian
536 AD 582 AD On the Reign of Justinian
Charles McLean Andrews
Historian
22-Feb-1863 9-Sep-1943 The Colonial Period of American History
John Aubrey
Historian
12-Mar-1626 7-Jun-1697 English antiquary
Aventinus
Historian
4-Jul-1477 9-Jan-1534 Annals of Bavaria
Andrew Bacevich
Historian
1947   American Empire
Sir Richard Baker
Historian
c. 1568 18-Feb-1645 Chronicle of the Kings of England
George Bancroft
Historian
3-Oct-1800 17-Jan-1891 A History of the United States
Hubert Howe Bancroft
Historian
5-May-1832 2-Mar-1918 Bancroft Library
Harry Elmer Barnes
Historian
15-Jun-1889 25-Aug-1968 American conspiracy theorist
Jacques Barzun
Historian
30-Nov-1907   From Dawn to Decadence
Charles A. Beard
Historian
27-Nov-1874 1-Sep-1948 The Rise of American Civilization
Carl Becker
Historian
7-Sep-1873 10-Apr-1945 Everyman His Own Historian
Hilaire Belloc
Author
27-Jul-1870 16-Jul-1953 The Bad Child's Book of Beasts
Irving Bernstein
Historian
15-Nov-1916 25-Sep-2001 Labor historian
Michael Beschloss
Historian
30-Nov-1955   The Conquerors
James Billington
Historian
1-Jun-1929   13th Librarian of Congress
Kai Bird
Historian
1951   American Prometheus
Adriaan Blaauw
Astronomer
12-Apr-1914 1-Dec-2010 Evolving galaxies
Anthony Blunt
Historian
26-Sep-1907 26-Mar-1983 Art historian, Soviet spy
Edmund Bolton
Historian
c. 1575 c. 1633 Hypercritica
Yves Bonnefoy
Poet
24-Jun-1923   Du Mouvement et de l'immobilité de Douve
Daniel Boorstin
Historian
1-Oct-1914 28-Feb-2004 The Creators
Claude G. Bowers
Diplomat
20-Nov-1878 21-Jan-1958 The Tragic Era
John Brand
Historian
19-Aug-1744 11-Sep-1806 Observations on Popular Antiquities
Pierre de Brantôme
Historian
c. 1540 15-Jul-1614 French historical writer, biographer
Norman O. Brown
Historian
25-Sep-1913 2-Oct-2002 Life Against Death
Arthur Bryant
Historian
18-Feb-1899 2-Jan-1985 Biographer of Samuel Pepys
Henry Thomas Buckle
Historian
24-Nov-1821 29-May-1862 History of Civilization in England
Alan Bullock
Historian
13-Dec-1914 2-Feb-2004 Historian of Hitler, Stalin
Mary Brown Bullock
Historian
c. 1945   President of Agnes Scott College, 1995-2006
William Bundy
Government
24-Sep-1917 6-Oct-2000 Cold War advisor to JFK, LBJ
John Bernard Burke
Historian
5-Jan-1814 12-Dec-1892 Burke's Peerage
Gilbert Burnet
Religion
18-Sep-1643 17-Mar-1715 Bishop of Salisbury
Caroline Bynum
Historian
1941   Medieval historian
Florian Cajori
Historian
28-Feb-1859 14-Aug-1930 A History of Mathematics
David Cannadine
Historian
7-Sep-1950   Decline and Fall of the British Aristocracy
Thomas Carlyle
Historian
4-Dec-1795 5-Feb-1881 The French Revolution
Robert Caro
Historian
30-Oct-1935   Biographer of Lyndon Johnson
Jean-François Champollion
Historian
23-Dec-1790 4-Mar-1832 Deciphered the Rosetta Stone
Alfred Chandler
Historian
15-Sep-1918 9-May-2007 Business historian
Edward Channing
Historian
15-Jun-1856 7-Jan-1931 A History of the United States
Alan Clark
Politician
13-Apr-1928 5-Sep-1999 Controversial, Conservative MP and minister
Kenneth Clark
Historian
10-Jul-1903 21-May-1983 Civilisation
Manning Clark
Historian
3-Mar-1915 23-May-1991 A History of Australia
Juan Cole
Historian
1952   Sacred Space and Holy War
R. G. Collingwood
Historian
22-Feb-1889 9-Jan-1943 The Idea of History
Henry Steele Commager
Historian
25-Oct-1902 2-Mar-1998 The American Mind
Cleveland Cram
Spy
21-Dec-1917 9-Jan-1999 History of the Counterintelligence Staff
Donald T. Critchlow
Historian
1948   The Conservative Ascendancy
Ctesias
Historian
fl. 5th c. BC fl. 5th c. BC Persica
George Ticknor Curtis
Historian
28-Nov-1812 28-Mar-1894 Constitutional History of the United States
Ambrose D'évreux
Historian
fl. 1190 fl. 1190 L'Estoire de la Guerre Sainte
George Dangerfield
Historian
28-Oct-1904 26-Dec-1986 The Strange Death of Liberal England
Samuel Daniel
Poet
1562 14-Oct-1619 The First Four Books of the Civil Wars
Norman Davies
Historian
8-Jun-1939   God's Playground
Arrigo Caterino Davila
Historian
30-Oct-1576 26-May-1631 Istoria delle guerre civili di Francia
Fran DeLorenzo
Historian
9-Oct-1929   Hobo ethnographer
Thomas Dempster
Historian
1579 6-Sep-1625 Scotia Illustrior
Carlo Denina
Historian
1731 5-Dec-1813 Delle revoluzioni d'Italia
Wilhelm Dilthey
Philosopher
19-Nov-1833 1-Oct-1911 Methodology of the humanities
Diogenes Laërtius
Historian
fl. 3rd c. AD fl. 3rd c. AD Lives of Philosophers
Dionysius Exiguus
Religion
c. 470 AD c. 540 AD 6th century chronologer
Dionysius Halicarnassus
Historian
fl. 20 BC fl. 20 BC Roman Antiquities
John William Draper
Chemist
5-May-1811 4-Jan-1882 Radiant energy and portrait photography
James F. Dunnigan
Historian
Aug-1943   Military historian, wargame designer
Pierre Dupuy
Historian
27-Nov-1582 14-Dec-1651 Historian, Librarian to Louis XIV
Ariel Durant
Historian
10-May-1898 25-Oct-1981 The Story of Civilization
Will Durant
Historian
5-Nov-1885 7-Nov-1981 The Story of Civilization
David Edgerton
Historian
16-Apr-1959   The Shock of the Old
Edward Eggleston
Novelist
10-Dec-1837 4-Sep-1902 The Hoosier School-Master
Élie Faure
Historian
4-Apr-1873 31-Oct-1937 History of Art
Niall Ferguson
Historian
18-Apr-1964   The House of Rothschild
John Ferling
Historian
?   Adams vs. Jefferson
Fritz Fischer
Historian
5-Mar-1908 1-Dec-1999 Blamed Germany for World War I
John Fiske
Historian
30-Mar-1842 4-Jul-1901 Outlines of Cosmic Philosophy
Robert W. Fogel
Economist
1-Jul-1926   Cliometrics
Shelby Foote
Author
17-Nov-1916 27-Jun-2005 Shiloh
Jean Baptiste Joseph Fourier
Mathematician
21-Mar-1768 16-May-1830 Fourier series
Thomas Frank
Author
21-Mar-1965   Founding editor, The Baffler
John Hope Franklin
Historian
2-Jan-1915 25-Mar-2009 From Slavery to Freedom
Saul Friedländer
Historian
11-Oct-1932   Holocaust historian
Paul Fussell
Historian
22-Mar-1924 23-May-2012 The Great War and Modern Memory
Peter Gay
Historian
20-Jun-1923   The Enlightenment: An Interpretation
Geoffrey of Monmouth
Historian
c. 1100 1155 Historia regum Britanniae
Edward Gibbon
Historian
8-May-1737 16-Jan-1794 Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
Gildas
Historian
c. 516 AD c. 570 AD Earliest British historian
Joscelyn Godwin
Historian
16-Jan-1945   Historian of the esoteric
E. H. Gombrich
Historian
30-Mar-1909 3-Nov-2001 Art and Illusion
Carlos de Singuenza y Góngora
Mathematician
20-Aug-1645 22-Aug-1700 Mathematician, historian of the New World
Doris Kearns Goodwin
Historian
4-Jan-1943   Team of Rivals
Lawrence Gowing
Historian
21-Apr-1918 5-Feb-1991 Art historian, biographer of Vermeer
François Guizot
Head of State
4-Oct-1787 12-Oct-1874 Prime Minister of France, 1847-48
David Halberstam
Journalist
10-Apr-1934 23-Apr-2007 The Powers That Be
Edward Hall
Historian
c. 1495 1547 English chronicler
Henry Hallam
Historian
9-Jul-1777 21-Jan-1859 View of the Middle Ages
Oscar Handlin
Historian
29-Sep-1915 20-Sep-2011 The Uprooted
Victor Davis Hanson
Historian
5-Sep-1953   Carnage and Culture
Max Hastings
Journalist
28-Dec-1945   Editor of the Daily Telegraph, 1986-95
Thomas Hearne
Historian
Jul-1678 10-Jun-1735 Edited many English chronicles
Hecataeus of Miletus
Historian
fl. 5th c. BC fl. 5th c. BC Periegesis and Genealogiai
Ken Hechler
Politician
20-Sep-1914   Congressman from West Virginia, 1959-77
Hellanicus of Lesbos
Historian
fl. 5th c. BC fl. 5th c. BC 5th century historian of Lesbos
Herodian
Historian
c. 170 AD c. 240 AD History from Aurelius to Gordian III
Herodotus
Historian
c. 484 BC c, 425 BC The Histories
Gertrude Himmelfarb
Historian
8-Aug-1922   Victorian Minds
Richard Hofstadter
Historian
6-Aug-1916 24-Oct-1970 Anti-Intellectualism in American Life
Raphael Holinshed
Historian
c. 1520 c. 1580 Chronicles
Johann Nikolaus von Hontheim
Historian
27-Jan-1701 2-Sep-1790 Febronius
Pieter Corneliszoon Hooft
Poet
16-Mar-1581 21-May-1647 Dutch History
Tony Horwitz
Journalist
1959   Confederates in the Attic
Hrosvitha
Playwright
c. 935 AD c. 1000 AD Female medieval dramatist
David Hume
Philosopher
7-May-1711 25-Aug-1776 Empiricist nonpareil
David Irving
Activist
24-Mar-1938   Notorious Holocaust denier
J. Franklin Jameson
Historian
19-Sep-1859 28-Sep-1937 Dictionary of United States History
Merrill Jensen
Historian
1905 30-Jan-1980 The Articles of Confederaton
Matthew Josephson
Historian
15-Feb-1899 13-Mar-1978 The Robber Barons
Josephus
Historian
37 AD 100 AD The Jewish War
Tony Judt
Historian
2-Jan-1948 6-Aug-2010 Postwar
Donald Kagan
Historian
1-May-1932   The Great Dialogue
John Keegan
Historian
15-May-1934 2-Aug-2012 The Face of Battle
Paul Kennedy
Historian
Jun-1945   The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers
Jack T. Kirby
Historian
22-Aug-1938 6-Aug-2009 Mockingbird Song
Gabriel Kolko
Historian
1932   Century of War
Andrew Lang
Author
31-Mar-1844 20-Jul-1912 Scottish man of letters, historian, author
William Leonard Langer
Historian
16-Mar-1896 26-Dec-1977 Our Vichy Gamble
Jacques Le Goff
Historian
1-Jan-1924   Historian of the Middle Ages
Richard Lepsius
Historian
23-Dec-1810 10-Jul-1884 German Egyptologist
Gerda Lerner
Historian
30-Apr-1920   The Woman in American History
Allan J. Lichtman
Historian
4-Apr-1947   The Keys to the White House
Livy
Historian
c. 59 BC 17 AD Ab Urbe Condita
Rayford W. Logan
Historian
7-Jan-1897 4-Nov-1982 The Negro in American Life and Thought
Mikhail Lomonosov
Poet
19-Nov-1711 15-Apr-1765 Early father of Russian poetry
Hendrik Willem van Loon
Historian
14-Jan-1882 11-Mar-1944 Juvenile historian, Story of Mankind
Arthur O. Lovejoy
Historian
10-Oct-1873 30-Dec-1962 The Great Chain of Being
Staughton Lynd
Historian
22-Nov-1929   Intellectual Origins of American Radicalism
Thomas Babington Macaulay
Historian
25-Oct-1800 28-Dec-1859 History of England
James Mackay
Historian
21-Nov-1936 12-Aug-2007 Plagiarising historian
Olaus Magnus
Historian
1490 1558 Historia de Gentibus Septentrionalibus
Dumas Malone
Historian
10-Jan-1892 27-Dec-1986 Jefferson and His Time
William Manchester
Author
1-Apr-1922 1-Jun-2004 The Arms of Krupp
Manetho
Historian
fl. 3rd c. BC fl 3rd c. BC Chronology of Egyptian dynasties
Ammianus Marcellinus
Historian
c. 325 AD 395 AD Last important Roman historian
Matthew Paris
Historian
c. 1200 1259 Chronica Majora
Thomas May
Poet
1595 13-Nov-1650 The History of the Long Parliament
Arno J. Mayer
Historian
19-Jun-1926   Marxist Jew, quasi-revisionist
George B. McClellan, Jr.
Politician
23-Nov-1865 30-Nov-1940 Mayor of New York City, 1904-09
David McCullough
Historian
7-Jul-1933   The American Experience
John Bach McMaster
Historian
29-Jun-1852 24-May-1932 History of the People of the United States
William H. McNeill
Historian
31-Oct-1917   The Rise of the West
James M. McPherson
Historian
11-Oct-1936   US Civil War historian
Jules Michelet
Historian
21-Aug-1798 9-Feb-1874 Histoire de France
Perry Miller
Historian
25-Feb-1905 9-Dec-1963 The New England Mind
Theodor Mommsen
Historian
30-Nov-1817 1-Nov-1903 Roman History
Samuel Eliot Morison
Historian
9-Jul-1887 15-May-1976 Rear Admiral and naval historian
Stanley Morison
Typographer
6-May-1889 11-Oct-1967 Times New Roman
John Lothrop Motley
Diplomat
15-Apr-1814 29-May-1877 The Rise of the Dutch Republic
Lewis Mumford
Historian
19-Oct-1895 26-Jan-1990 Technics and Civilization
Joseph Needham
Historian
9-Dec-1900 24-Mar-1995 Science and Civilization in China
Nennius
Historian
fl. 800 AD fl. 800 AD Historia Britonum
Cornelius Nepos
Historian
c. 99 BC c. 25 BC De Viris Illustribus
Allan Nevins
Historian
20-May-1890 5-Mar-1971 Civil War historian
Sir Roger Newdigate
Historian
30-May-1719 23-Nov-1806 Established the Newdigate Prize
Nicephorus Patriarcha
Religion
c. 758 AD 2-Jun-829 AD Patriarch of Constantinople
Mark Noll
Historian
1946   Christian historian
Douglass C. North
Economist
5-Nov-1920   Cliometrics
Gary North
Religion
1942   Reconstructionist Y2K Doomsayer
James E. Oberg
Historian
7-Nov-1944   Space exploration historian
Marvin Olasky
Pundit
12-Jun-1950   The Tragedy of American Compassion
Orosius
Historian
fl. 415 AD fl. 415 AD Early Christian historian
Donald E. Osterbrock
Astronomer
13-Jul-1924 11-Jan-2007 Director of Lick Observatory, 1973-81
Otto of Freising
Historian
c. 1114 22-Sep-1158 German chronicler and bishop
Elaine Pagels
Historian
13-Feb-1943   The Gnostic Gospels
Nell Irvin Painter
Historian
2-Aug-1942   Creating Black Americans
Erwin Panofsky
Historian
30-Mar-1892 14-Mar-1968 Studies in Iconology
Francis Parkman
Historian
16-Sep-1823 8-Nov-1893 France and England in North America
Vernon Louis Parrington
Historian
3-Aug-1871 16-Jun-1929 Main Currents in American Thought
Paolo Paruta
Historian
14-May-1540 6-Dec-1598 Official historian of Venice
Jaroslav Pelikan
Historian
17-Dec-1923 13-May-2006 The Christian Tradition
Ben Pimlott
Historian
4-Jul-1945 10-Apr-2004 Definitive biography of Elizabeth II
J. H. Plumb
Historian
20-Aug-1911 21-Oct-2001 England in the Eighteenth Century
Polybius
Historian
c. 200 BC c. 118 BC Histories
William H. Prescott
Historian
4-May-1796 28-Jan-1859 The Conquest of Mexico
Carroll Quigley
Educator
9-Nov-1910 3-Jan-1977 Harvard professor, mentor to Bill Clinton
Leopold von Ranke
Historian
12-Dec-1795 23-May-1886 Prominent 19th century German historian
Richard Rhodes
Historian
4-Jul-1937   The Making of the Atomic Bomb
Nicholas V. Riasanovsky
Historian
21-Dec-1923 14-May-2011 A History of Russia
Adam Roberts
Historian
29-Aug-1940   President of the British Academy
Andrew Roberts
Historian
13-Jan-1963   Eminent Churchillians
William Robertson
Historian
19-Sep-1721 11-Jun-1793 History of Scotland
James Harvey Robinson
Historian
29-Jun-1863 16-Feb-1936 The Mind in the Making
Murray Rothbard
Economist
2-Mar-1926 7-Jan-1995 Anarcho-capitalist
Sallust
Historian
c. 86 BC c. 35 BC Bellum Catilinae
George Sarton
Historian
31-Aug-1884 22-Mar-1956 Introduction to the History of Science
Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.
Historian
15-Oct-1917 28-Feb-2007 The Age of Roosevelt
Arthur M. Schlesinger
Historian
27-Feb-1888 30-Oct-1965 The Rise of the City
Gershom Scholem
Historian
5-Dec-1897 21-Feb-1982 Revolutionized the study of Kabbalah
Jason Scott
Historian
13-Sep-1970   GET LAMP, Sockington Cat
Sir Walter Scott
Author
15-Aug-1771 21-Sep-1832 Ivanhoe
William L. Shirer
Historian
23-Feb-1904 28-Dec-1993 Rise and Fall of the Third Reich
Johann Sleidan
Historian
1506 31-Oct-1556 De statu religionis et republicae
Goldwin Smith
Historian
13-Aug-1823 7-Jun-1910 Controversialist
Richard Norton Smith
Historian
1953   Presidential historian
Jonathan D. Spence
Historian
11-Aug-1936   The Search for Modern China
Oswald Spengler
Historian
29-May-1880 8-May-1936 The Decline of the West
Fritz Stern
Historian
2-Feb-1926   German historian
Philip Van Doren Stern
Author
10-Sep-1900 31-Jul-1984 It's A Wonderful Life
Richard Stites
Historian
2-Dec-1931 7-Mar-2010 The Women's Liberation Movement in Russia
Strabo
Historian
c. 64 BC c. 23 AD Greek geographer and historian
Agnes Strickland
Historian
1806 8-Jul-1874 Lives of the Queens of England
William Stubbs
Historian
21-Jun-1825 22-Apr-1901 Constitutional History of England
William Stukeley
Historian
7-Nov-1687 3-Mar-1765 Stonehenge, a Temple Restored
Johannes Stumpf
Historian
23-Apr-1500 1578 Swiss chronicler, theologian
Suetonius
Historian
69 AD 122 AD De Vita Caesarum
William Graham Sumner
Educator
30-Oct-1840 12-Apr-1910 Laissez faire sociologist
Robert Surtees
Historian
1779 11-Feb-1834 History of Durham
Tacitus
Historian
56 AD c. 120 AD Historiae, Annals
Hippolyte Taine
Historian
21-Apr-1828 5-Mar-1893 Origines de la France Contemporaine
A. J. P. Taylor
Historian
25-Mar-1906 7-Sep-1990 The Origins of the Second World War
Studs Terkel
Author
16-May-1912 31-Oct-2008 Working
Theopompus
Historian
c. 380 BC c. 325 BC Philippica
Adolphe Thiers
Head of State
18-Apr-1797 3-Sep-1877 First President of the Third Republic
E. P. Thompson
Historian
3-Feb-1924 28-Aug-1993 The Making of the English Working Class
Thucydides
Historian
460 BC 400 BC History of the Peloponnesian War
George Ticknor
Educator
1-Aug-1791 26-Jan-1871 History of Spanish Literature
Alexis de Tocqueville
Historian
29-Jul-1805 16-Apr-1859 Democracy in America
John Toland
Historian
29-Jun-1912 4-Jan-2004 The Rising Sun
Arnold Toynbee
Historian
14-Apr-1889 22-Oct-1975 A Study of History
G. M. Trevelyan
Historian
16-Feb-1876 21-Jul-1962 England under Queen Anne
Hugh Trevor-Roper
Historian
15-Jan-1914 26-Jan-2003 Historian fooled by fake Hitler diaries
Barbara Tuchman
Historian
30-Jan-1912 6-Feb-1989 A Distant Mirror
Frederick Jackson Turner
Historian
14-Nov-1861 14-Mar-1932 Frontier Thesis
John Venn
Mathematician
4-Aug-1834 4-Apr-1923 Venn diagrams
Peter Viereck
Poet
5-Aug-1916 13-May-2006 Terror and Decorum
Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn
Historian
31-Jul-1909 26-May-1999 Conservative ideologue
Friedrich von Schlegel
Philosopher
10-Mar-1772 12-Jan-1829 Founder of the German Romantic movement
Sir Spencer Walpole
Historian
7-Feb-1839 7-Jul-1907 History of England from 1815
Thomas Walsingham
Historian
? c. 1422 Historia Anglicana
Mercy Otis Warren
Historian
25-Sep-1728 19-Oct-1814 History of the American Revolution
Eugen Weber
Historian
24-Apr-1925 17-May-2007 The Western Tradition
Allen Weinstein
Historian
1-Sep-1937   US National Archivist
Theodore H. White
Historian
6-May-1915 15-May-1986 The Making of the President
Sean Wilentz
Historian
c. 1950   The Rise of American Democracy
Eric Williams
Head of State
25-Sep-1911 29-Mar-1981 Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, 1956-81
William Appleman Williams
Historian
12-Jun-1921 6-Mar-1990 The Tragedy of American Diplomacy
Garry Wills
Historian
22-May-1934   Lincoln at Gettysburg
Johann Winckelmann
Archaeologist
9-Dec-1717 8-Jun-1768 Geschichte der Kunst des Alterthums
Bertram D. Wolfe
Historian
19-Jan-1896 21-Feb-1977 Three Who Made a Revolution
Anthony à Wood
Historian
17-Dec-1632 29-Nov-1695 Oxford historian
Gordon S. Wood
Historian
27-Nov-1933   The Creation of the American Republic
Cecil Woodham-Smith
Historian
29-Apr-1896 16-Mar-1977 Florence Nightingale
C. Vann Woodward
Historian
13-Nov-1908 17-Dec-1999 The Strange Career of Jim Crow
Nicephorus Callistus Xanthopoulos
Historian
fl. 1320-1330 fl. 1320-1330 Historia Ecclesiastica
Frances Yates
Historian
28-Nov-1899 29-Sep-1981 The Art of Memory
Solomon Zeitlin
Historian
1886 1976 Dead Sea Scrolls debunker
Howard Zinn
Historian
24-Aug-1922 27-Jan-2010 A People's History of the United States



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