HyperDic: historian

English > 1 sense of the word historian:
NOUNperson historian, historiographera person who is an authority on history and who studies it and writes about it
historian > pronunciation
Soundshhihstao'riyahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > historian: 1 sense > noun 1, person
MeaningA person who is an authority on history and who studies it and writes about it.
Synonymhistoriographer
CategoryhistoryThe discipline that records and interprets past events involving human beings
InstancesArendt, Hannah ArendtUnited States historian and political philosopher (born in Germany) (1906-1975)
Bede, Saint Bede, St. Bede, Baeda, Saint Baeda, St. Baeda, Beda, Saint Beda, St. Beda, the Venerable Bede(Roman Catholic Church) English monk and scholar (672-735)
Carlyle, Thomas CarlyleScottish historian who wrote about the French Revolution (1795-1881)
Durant, Will Durant, William James DurantUnited States historian (1885-1981)
Eusebius, Eusebius of CaesareaChristian bishop of Caesarea in Palestine
Franklin, John Hope FranklinUnited States historian noted for studies / studies of Black American history (born in 1915)
Gardiner, Samuel Rawson GardinerBritish historian remembered for his ten-volume history of England (1829-1902)
Gibbon, Edward GibbonEnglish historian best known for his history of the Roman Empire (1737-1794)
HerodotusThe ancient Greek known as the father of history
Josephus, Flavius Josephus, Joseph ben MatthiasJewish general who led the revolt of the Jews against the Romans and then wrote a history of those events (37-100)
Knox, John KnoxScottish theologian who founded Presbyterianism in Scotland and wrote a history of the Reformation in Scotland (1514-1572)
Livy, Titus LiviusRoman historian whose history of Rome filled 142 volumes (of which only 35 survive) including the earliest history of the war with Hannibal (59 BC to AD 17)
Macaulay, Thomas Babington Macaulay, First Baron Macaulay, Lord MacaulayEnglish historian noted for his history of England (1800-1859)
Mahan, Alfred Thayer MahanUnited States naval officer and historian (1840-1914)
Maitland, Frederic William MaitlandEnglish historian noted for his works on the history of English law (1850-1906)
McMaster, John Bach McMasterUnited States historian who wrote a nine volume history of the people of the United States (1852-1932)
Mommsen, Theodor MommsenGerman historian noted for his history of Rome (1817-1903)
Niebuhr, Barthold George NiebuhrGerman historian noted for his critical approach to sources and for his history of Rome (1776-1831)
Parkinson, C. Northcote Parkinson, Cyril Northcote ParkinsonBritish historian noted for ridicule of bureaucracies (1909-1993)
Robinson, James Harvey RobinsonUnited States historian who stressed the importance of intellectual and social events for the course of history (1863-1936)
Saxo GrammaticusDanish historian who chronicled the history of Denmark (including the legend of Hamlet) (1150?-1220?)
Schlesinger, Arthur Schlesinger, Arthur Meier SchlesingerUnited States historian (1888-1965)
Schlesinger, Arthur Schlesinger, Arthur Schlesinger Jr., Arthur Meier Schlesinger Jr.United States historian and advisor to President Kennedy (born in 1917)
Stubbs, William StubbsEnglish historian noted for his constitutional history of medieval England (1825-1901)
Tacitus, Publius Cornelius Tacitus, Gaius Cornelius TacitusRoman historian who wrote major works on the history of the Roman Empire (56-120)
Thucydidesancient Greek historian remembered for his history of the Peloponnesian War (460-395 BC)
Toynbee, Arnold Toynbee, Arnold Joseph ToynbeeEnglish historian who studied the rise and fall of civilizations looking for cyclical patterns (1889-1975)
Trevelyan, George Otto Trevelyan, Sir George Otto TrevelyanEnglish historian who wrote a history of the American revolution and a biography of his uncle Lord Macaulay (1838-1928)
Trevelyan, George Macaulay TrevelyanEnglish historian and son of Sir George Otto Trevelyan whose works include a social history of England and a biography of Garibaldi (1876-1962)
Tuchman, Barbara Tuchman, Barbara Wertheim TuchmanUnited States historian (1912-1989)
Turner, Frederick Jackson TurnerUnited States historian who stressed the role of the western frontier in American history (1861-1951)
Vinogradoff, Sir Paul Gavrilovich VinogradoffBritish historian (born in Russia) (1854-1925)
Walpole, Horace Walpole, Horatio Walpole, Fourth Earl of OrfordEnglish writer and historian
Wiesel, Elie Wiesel, Eliezer WieselUnited States writer (born in Romania) who survived Nazi concentration camps and is dedicated to keeping alive the memory of the Holocaust (born in 1928)
Woodward, C. Vann Woodward, Comer Vann WoodwardUnited States historian (1908-1999)
XenophonGreek general and historian
NarrowerannalistA historian who writes annals
art historianA historian of art
chroniclersomeone who writes chronicles
Broaderscholar, scholarly person, bookman, studentA learned person (especially in the humanities)
Spanishhistoriadora, historiador, historiógrafo
Catalanhistoriador, historiògraf

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