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Niall Ferguson

1964 - Today

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Niall Campbell Ferguson (; born 18 April 1964) is a Scottish historian based in the United States who is the Milbank Family Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and a Senior Faculty Fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University. Previously, he was a professor at Harvard, the London School of Economics and New York University, a visiting professor at the UK New College of the Humanities, and a senior research fellow at Jesus College, Oxford, England. Ferguson writes and lectures on international history, economic and financial history and British and American imperialism. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Niall Ferguson has received more than 2,688,304 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Niall Ferguson is the 289th most popular historian (down from 273rd in 2019), the 3,335th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 3,713th in 2019) and the 34th most popular British Historian.

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  • 32

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  • 3.45

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  • 3.96

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Among HISTORIANS

Among historians, Niall Ferguson ranks 289 out of 341Before him are Timothy Garton Ash, Anton Heinrich Springer, Richard Hoggart, Boris Rybakov, Taner Akçam, and Américo Castro. After him are Fritz Stern, Stephen Greenblatt, Jan T. Gross, Nikolaus Pevsner, Benny Morris, and Andrea Riccardi.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1964, Niall Ferguson ranks 200Before him are Tim Miller, Paul Le Guen, Vivica A. Fox, Sebastiano Rossi, Johan Bruyneel, and Yolanda Hadid. After him are Joanne Harris, Sven Väth, Chieko Homma, Michael Müller, Ron Harper, and Vladimir Smirnov.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Niall Ferguson ranks 3,335 out of 6,924Before him are Chris Farlowe (1940), Mark Hughes (1963), Annie Kenney (1879), Brian Ferneyhough (1943), Sarah Kane (1971), and Beryl Markham (1902). After him are Val McDermid (1955), Michael Howard (1941), Leonard Meredith (1882), Peter Crouch (1981), Saint Mungo (518), and John Christie (1899).

Among HISTORIANS In United Kingdom

Among historians born in United Kingdom, Niall Ferguson ranks 34Before him are William Robertson (1721), Hugh Trevor-Roper (1914), Frances Yates (1899), Paul Kennedy (1945), Timothy Garton Ash (1955), and Richard Hoggart (1918). After him are Martin Gilbert (1936), Agnes Arber (1879), G. M. Trevelyan (1876), William of Newburgh (1130), George Grote (1794), and Kenneth Clark (1903).

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