Ian Kershaw

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Sir Ian Kershaw (born 29 April 1943) is an English historian whose work has chiefly focused on the social history of 20th-century Germany. He is regarded by many as one of the world's leading experts on Adolf Hitler and Nazi Germany, and is particularly noted for his biographies of Hitler.He was the leading disciple of the German historian Martin Broszat, and until his retirement, he was a professor at the University of Sheffield. Kershaw has called Broszat an "inspirational mentor" who did much to shape his understanding of Nazi Germany. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ian Kershaw has received more than 795,196 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Ian Kershaw is the 140th most popular historian (down from 129th in 2019), the 1,652nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,458th in 2019) and the 13th most popular British Historian.

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Among historians, Ian Kershaw ranks 140 out of 341Before him are Anthony Blunt, Marin Barleti, Michael Attaleiates, Agatharchides, Bernard Berenson, and Heinrich von Treitschke. After him are Antony Beevor, Otto von Gierke, Pierre Nora, Robert Conquest, Johann Weikhard von Valvasor, and Max Weinreich.

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Among people born in 1943, Ian Kershaw ranks 171Before him are Lucio Battisti, Eduardo Mendoza Garriga, David Morrell, Wallace Shawn, Edward Herrmann, and David Soul. After him are Luis Eduardo Aute, Rolf Stommelen, Ramón Sampedro, Raphael, Ove Kindvall, and Nicholas Negroponte.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Ian Kershaw ranks 1,652 out of 6,924Before him are Robert Smith (1959), Andy Gibb (1958), William Ernest Henley (1849), Taliesin (518), Kenneth Grahame (1859), and Julia Ormond (1965). After him are Effie Gray (1828), John French, 1st Earl of Ypres (1852), Louis Harold Gray (1905), Antony Beevor (1946), John Baskerville (1706), and G. M. B. Dobson (1889).

Among HISTORIANS In United Kingdom

Among historians born in United Kingdom, Ian Kershaw ranks 13Before him are C. Northcote Parkinson (1909), Peter Burke (1937), Steven Runciman (1903), Norman Davies (1939), Thomas Babington Macaulay (1800), and Anthony Blunt (1907). After him are Antony Beevor (1946), Robert Conquest (1917), Arnold Toynbee (1852), W. Montgomery Watt (1909), John Foxe (1516), and Tony Judt (1948).