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Richard J. Evans

1947 - Today

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Sir Richard John Evans (born 29 September 1947) is a British historian of 19th- and 20th-century Europe with a focus on Germany. He is the author of eighteen books, including his three-volume The Third Reich Trilogy (2003–2008) that has been hailed as "brilliant" and "magisterial". Evans was Regius Professor of History at the University of Cambridge from 2008 until his retirement in 2014, and President of Cambridge's Wolfson College from 2010 to 2017. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Richard J. Evans has received more than 430,096 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Richard J. Evans is the 318th most popular historian (down from 274th in 2019), the 4,250th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 3,714th in 2019) and the 43rd most popular British Historian.

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Among HISTORIANS

Among historians, Richard J. Evans ranks 318 out of 341. Before him are Arthur Smith Woodward, Ivan Charota, Vasily Struve, Timothy D. Snyder, Charles A. Beard, and Simon Schama. After him are Jacques Barzun, Robert Service, Robert Jay Lifton, Orlando Figes, Anvar Chingizoglu, and Minhaj-i-Siraj.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1947, Richard J. Evans ranks 538Before him are Torsten Palm, Larry James, John Lipsky, Tua Forsström, Gardner Dozois, and Debra Mooney. After him are Cemil Turan, Mumtaz, Nikolai Volkoff, Grethe Kausland, Sten Stensen, and Robert Service.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Richard J. Evans ranks 4,250 out of 6,924. Before him are Tommy Docherty (1928), Holly Johnson (1960), Peter Giles (1944), Jimmy Stewart (1931), Mortimer Wheeler (1890), and Tommy Flowers (1905). After him are Cherie Blair (1954), Henry Sweet (1845), Guy Fletcher (1960), Edgeworth David (1858), Chris Smalling (1989), and Colin Baker (1943).

Among HISTORIANS In United Kingdom

Among historians born in United Kingdom, Richard J. Evans ranks 43Before him are G. M. Trevelyan (1876), William of Newburgh (1130), George Grote (1794), Kenneth Clark (1903), Arthur Smith Woodward (1864), and Simon Schama (1945). After him are Robert Service (1947), Orlando Figes (1959), Iain Pears (1955), Mark Mazower (1958), Mary Beard (1955), and Adrian Goldsworthy (1969).

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