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Charles A. Beard

1874 - 1948

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Charles Austin Beard (1874–1948) was an American historian and professor, who wrote primarily during the first half of the 20th century. A history professor at Columbia University, Beard's influence is primarily due to his publications in the fields of history and political science. His works included a radical re-evaluation of the Founding Fathers of the United States, whom he believed to be more motivated by economics than by philosophical principles. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles A. Beard has received more than 392,781 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Charles A. Beard is the 379th most popular historian (down from 316th in 2019), the 7,712th most popular biography from United States (up from 8,568th in 2019) and the 30th most popular American Historian.

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Among historians, Charles A. Beard ranks 379 out of 339Before him are Agnes Arber, George Grote, Benjamin Mazar, Samuel Eliot Morison, Rudolph Rummel, and Timothy Garton Ash. After him are Minhaj-i-Siraj, Kenneth Clark, Alfred W. Crosby, Hermann Oldenberg, Arthur Smith Woodward, and Florian Cajori.

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Among people born in 1874, Charles A. Beard ranks 177Before him are Eugène Balme, Mary Garden, Josef Lhévinne, Charles W. Gilmore, Bunzō Hayata, and Amy Lowell. After him are Frank Knox, Joseph Olivier, Auguste Giroux, James Juvenal, Conrad Magnusson, and Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati. Among people deceased in 1948, Charles A. Beard ranks 143Before him are Mickey Marcus, Gustav Schuft, Manuel Arce y Ochotorena, Pencho Zlatev, Malcolm Campbell, and D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson. After him are Sonny Boy Williamson I, Claude McKay, Edgar Kennedy, Frank Benford, Joseph Wedderburn, and Juan Esteban Montero.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Charles A. Beard ranks 7,712 out of 18,182Before him are Tom Arnold (1959), Melissa Benoist (1988), Neil Hamilton (1899), William Alston (1921), Josh Dallas (1978), and Louise Erdrich (1954). After him are Gerald Carr (1932), Willard Metcalf (1858), Mose Allison (1927), Carolyn Porco (1953), Barry Sullivan (1912), and Larry Drake (1950).

Among HISTORIANS In United States

Among historians born in United States, Charles A. Beard ranks 30Before him are Daniel Pipes (1949), Christopher Lasch (1932), Carl Benjamin Boyer (1906), Stephen Greenblatt (1943), Samuel Eliot Morison (1887), and Rudolph Rummel (1932). After him are Alfred W. Crosby (1931), Christopher Browning (1944), Carroll Quigley (1910), Robert Jay Lifton (1926), Timothy D. Snyder (1969), and Stephen F. Cohen (1938).