With 292 biographies, Historians are the 35th most common occupation in Pantheon, behind Architects, Inventors, and Swimmers.

Pantheon has 293 people classified as historians born between 550 BC and 1976. Of these 293, 52 (17.75%) of them are still alive today. The most famous living historians include Jared Diamond, Carlo Ginzburg, and Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie. The most famous deceased historians include Herodotus, Ibn Khaldun, and Thucydides.

Living Historians

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Deceased Historians

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Most historians were born in United Kingdom (42), Germany (34), and France (31). By city, the most common birth places were London (9), Istanbul (9), and Paris (7).The most common death places of historians were United States (28), Germany (28), and United Kingdom (26). By city, these were Paris (13), London (9), and Berlin (7).

The earliest biographies classified as historians in Pantheon are Thucydides, Herodotus, and Hecataeus of Miletus.  The concentration of historians was largest during the Radio & Film Era, which lasted from 1900 to 1949. Some birth or death locations for earlier historians are unknown, which may account for timeline differences below.

Which Historians were alive at the same time? This visualization shows the lifespans of the 25 most globally memorable Historians since 1700.

Historians are found within the Humanities domain which also includes Writers, Philosophers, Linguists, Journalists, and Critics.