A. J. P. Taylor

1906 - 1990

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Alan John Percivale Taylor (25 March 1906 – 7 September 1990) was a British historian who specialised in 19th- and 20th-century European diplomacy. Both a journalist and a broadcaster, he became well known to millions through his television lectures. His combination of academic rigour and popular appeal led the historian Richard Overy to describe him as "the Macaulay of our age". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of A. J. P. Taylor has received more than 534,373 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). A. J. P. Taylor is the 262nd most popular historian (down from 227th in 2019), the 2,847th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 2,661st in 2019) and the 26th most popular British Historian.

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  • 2.65

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  • 4.45

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Among historians, A. J. P. Taylor ranks 262 out of 341Before him are Jerónimo Zurita y Castro, Mikhail Pogodin, William H. McNeill, Gerhard Friedrich Müller, Gustave Lanson, and J. B. Bury. After him are John Keegan, Dino Compagni, Ernest Lavisse, Henrik Gabriel Porthan, Heinrich Ewald, and Mikhail Artamonov.

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Among people born in 1906, A. J. P. Taylor ranks 223Before him are Hermione Baddeley, Arturo Torres Carrasco, Rudolf Krčil, Bart Bok, R. K. Narayan, and Martí Ventolrà. After him are Kathleen Kenyon, Corneliu Baba, David Smith, Benedicto de Moraes Menezes, Petre Steinbach, and Karl Sesta. Among people deceased in 1990, A. J. P. Taylor ranks 166Before him are Michael Oakeshott, Germán Suárez Flamerich, Irving Wallace, Turan Dursun, Đorđe Vujadinović, and Merab Mamardashvili. After him are Ahti Karjalainen, Eve Arden, Mario Pizziolo, Paco Godia, Robert Cummings, and Léopold Anoul.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, A. J. P. Taylor ranks 2,847 out of 6,924Before him are Rio Ferdinand (1978), William de la Pole, 1st Duke of Suffolk (1396), James Somerville (1882), Benjamin Jones (1882), Florence Green (1901), and David Byrne (1952). After him are Paul Simonon (1955), George Brydges Rodney, 1st Baron Rodney (1718), Rory McCann (1969), Ben Whishaw (1980), Mel B (1975), and William Withering (1741).

Among HISTORIANS In United Kingdom

Among historians born in United Kingdom, A. J. P. Taylor ranks 26Before him are Quentin Skinner (1940), William of Malmesbury (1080), Edward Granville Browne (1862), Gerald of Wales (1146), George Buchanan (1506), and Christopher Hill (1912). After him are John Keegan (1934), William Robertson (1721), Hugh Trevor-Roper (1914), Frances Yates (1899), Paul Kennedy (1945), and Timothy Garton Ash (1955).