Bernard Lewis

1916 - 2018

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Bernard Lewis, (31 May 1916 – 19 May 2018) was a British American historian specialized in Oriental studies. He was also known as a public intellectual and political commentator. Lewis was the Cleveland E. Dodge Professor Emeritus of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bernard Lewis has received more than 953,439 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Bernard Lewis is the 70th most popular historian (down from 67th in 2019), the 660th most popular biography from United Kingdom and the 4th most popular British Historian.

Bernard Lewis is a historian of the Middle East and Islam. He is most famous for his book "The Crisis of Islam: Holy War and Unholy Terror."

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Among historians, Bernard Lewis ranks 70 out of 561Before him are Al-Baladhuri, Theopompus, Heinrich Wölfflin, Gaston Maspero, Benzion Netanyahu, and Johann Jakob Bachofen. After him are Al-Dhahabi, Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie, Joannes Zonaras, Movses Khorenatsi, Justin, and Eutropius.

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Among people born in 1916, Bernard Lewis ranks 38Before him are Abdul Rahman Arif, Vitaly Ginzburg, Paul Keres, Sune Bergström, Christian B. Anfinsen, and Peter Weiss. After him are Yumjaagiin Tsedenbal, Jean Dausset, Marcel Cerdan, Peter Finch, P. W. Botha, and Masaki Kobayashi. Among people deceased in 2018, Bernard Lewis ranks 45Before him are Roy J. Glauber, Reynaldo Bignone, Burton Richter, Barbara Bush, Günter Blobel, and Leon M. Lederman. After him are Shoko Asahara, Paul Allen, R. Lee Ermey, Milena Dravić, Paul D. Boyer, and Gene Sharp.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Bernard Lewis ranks 660 out of 8,785Before him are Frederick Forsyth (1938), Wilkie Collins (1824), Ian Paice (1948), Aubrey Beardsley (1872), Prince George, Duke of Kent (1902), and Patrick Blackett (1897). After him are Philip Pullman (1946), Desmond Llewelyn (1914), Karl Pearson (1857), Sean Bean (1959), John Spencer, 8th Earl Spencer (1924), and John Snow (1813).

Among HISTORIANS In United Kingdom

Among historians born in United Kingdom, Bernard Lewis ranks 4Before him are Arnold J. Toynbee (1889), Bede (672), and Edward Gibbon (1737). After him are Henry Thomas Buckle (1821), Thomas Babington Macaulay (1800), C. Northcote Parkinson (1909), Peter Burke (1937), Ian Kershaw (1943), Norman Davies (1939), Arnold Toynbee (1852), and E. P. Thompson (1924).