Howard Zinn

1922 - 2010

Howard Zinn

Howard Zinn (August 24, 1922 – January 27, 2010) was an American historian, playwright, and socialist thinker. He was chair of the history and social sciences department at Spelman College, and a political science professor at Boston University. Zinn wrote over 20 books, including his best-selling and influential A People's History of the United States in 1980. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Howard Zinn has received more than 1,590,850 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 123rd most popular historian.

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  • 42

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Among historians, Howard Zinn ranks 123 out of 292Before him are Augustin Thierry, Johann Weikhard von Valvasor, Philostorgius, Max Dvořák, Charles Diehl, and Christoph Cellarius. After him are Wilhelm Worringer, Pierre de Bourdeille, seigneur de Brantôme, Marin Barleti, Pierre Nora, Norman Davies, and Ian Kershaw.

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Among people born in 1922, Howard Zinn ranks 111Before him are Michael Ventris, Susanna Agnelli, Manuel Fraga, Guy Hamilton, Serge Reggiani, and Clair Cameron Patterson. After him are María Casares, Yvonne De Carlo, Gershon Kingsley, Guy Thys, Princess Elisabeth, Duchess of Hohenberg, and Bernardin Gantin. Among people deceased in 2010, Howard Zinn ranks 74Before him are Teddy Scholten, André Kolingba, Maurice Wilkes, Solomon Burke, Laurent Fignon, and Irvin Kershner. After him are Andor Lilienthal, Orlando Peçanha, Nicolas Hayek, Elisabeth Noelle-Neumann, Luis Molowny, and Bella Akhmadulina.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Howard Zinn ranks 2,109 out of 12,171Before him are Clair Cameron Patterson (1922), Jason Momoa (1979), Wild Bill Hickok (1837), Frank Knight (1885), Paul Bowles (1910), and Tom Regan (1938). After him are Thomas R. Marshall (1854), Tico Torres (1953), Bill Finger (1914), Joseph Kittinger (1928), Karen Carpenter (1950), and Nick Holonyak (1928).

Among HISTORIANS In United States

Among historians born in United States, Howard Zinn ranks 6Before him are Thomas Kuhn (1922), Jared Diamond (1937), Richard Sennett (1943), Hayden White (1928), and Donna Haraway (1944). After him are Donald Keene (1922), Barbara W. Tuchman (1912), Drew Gilpin Faust (1947), Natalie Zemon Davis (1928), Richard N. Frye (1920), and Joan Wallach Scott (1941).