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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 898,392 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Bernard Lewis is the 65th most popular historian (down from 62nd in 2019), the 660th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 668th in 2019) 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 65 out of 339Before him are Joseph Justus Scaliger, Quintus Curtius Rufus, Geoffrey of Villehardouin, Gaston Maspero, Heinrich Wölfflin, and Henri Pirenne. After him are Theophylact Simocatta, Al-Baladhuri, Nicolaus of Damascus, Johann Jakob Bachofen, Joannes Zonaras, and Al-Dhahabi.

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Among people born in 1916, Bernard Lewis ranks 32Before him are Natalia Ginzburg, Marcel Cerdan, Peter Weiss, Jean Dausset, Christian B. Anfinsen, and Virginia Satir. After him are C. Wright Mills, Abdul Rahman Arif, Sirimavo Bandaranaike, Vitaly Ginzburg, Emil Gilels, and Raf Vallone. Among people deceased in 2018, Bernard Lewis ranks 37Before him are Paul Allen, Jamal Khashoggi, Robert Venturi, Francis Lai, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, and Roy J. Glauber. After him are V. S. Naipaul, Gudrun Burwitz, Barbara Bush, R. Lee Ermey, Riccardo Giacconi, and Burton Richter.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Bernard Lewis ranks 660 out of 7,765Before him are Christopher Tolkien (1924), Muriel Spark (1918), Stanley Rous (1895), William Jones (1746), Jane Hawking (1944), and Nigel Farage (1964). After him are Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale (1864), E. H. Carr (1892), William Pitt the Younger (1759), Arthur Harden (1865), Philip Pullman (1946), and Oliver Heaviside (1850).

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), C. Northcote Parkinson (1909), Peter Burke (1937), Anthony Blunt (1907), Thomas Babington Macaulay (1800), Norman Davies (1939), E. P. Thompson (1924), and Ian Kershaw (1943).