Samuel Eliot Morison

1887 - 1976

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Samuel Eliot Morison (July 9, 1887 – May 15, 1976) was an American historian noted for his works of maritime history and American history that were both authoritative and popular. He received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1912, and taught history at the university for 40 years. He won Pulitzer Prizes for Admiral of the Ocean Sea (1942), a biography of Christopher Columbus, and John Paul Jones: A Sailor's Biography (1959). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Samuel Eliot Morison has received more than 548,668 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Samuel Eliot Morison is the 296th most popular historian (down from 260th in 2019), the 6,745th most popular biography from United States (down from 6,022nd in 2019) and the 21st most popular American Historian.

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Among historians, Samuel Eliot Morison ranks 296 out of 341Before him are Fritz Stern, Stephen Greenblatt, Jan T. Gross, Nikolaus Pevsner, Benny Morris, and Andrea Riccardi. After him are Christopher Lasch, Walter Jens, Martin Gilbert, Marin Drinov, Florian Cajori, and Hermann Oldenberg.

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Among people born in 1887, Samuel Eliot Morison ranks 195Before him are Albert Paris Gütersloh, Benjamin Glazer, Nils Middelboe, Hedwig Kohn, L. S. Lowry, and Giorgio Zampori. After him are Victor Hope, 2nd Marquess of Linlithgow, Teodor Koskenniemi, Martín Luis Guzmán, Juan Manuel Gálvez, Erich Hecke, and Barnes Wallis. Among people deceased in 1976, Samuel Eliot Morison ranks 173Before him are Mal Evans, Bobby Pearce, Leopold Hofmann, John A. Costello, Nils Middelboe, and L. S. Lowry. After him are Alfredo Dinale, Mukesh, Paul Kossoff, Jimmy Garrison, Ritwik Ghatak, and Haddon Sundblom.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Samuel Eliot Morison ranks 6,745 out of 15,968Before him are Faye Grant (1957), Russell Westbrook (1988), Anthony Denison (1949), Philip Agee (1935), Memphis Minnie (1897), and Daniel Johnston (1961). After him are Tera Patrick (1976), Dominique Dunne (1959), Horace Mann (1796), Jeanette MacDonald (1903), Carl Laemmle Jr. (1908), and Kathleen Battle (1948).

Among HISTORIANS In United States

Among historians born in United States, Samuel Eliot Morison ranks 21Before him are Richard N. Frye (1920), Daniel J. Boorstin (1914), Linda Nochlin (1931), Joan Wallach Scott (1941), Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. (1917), and Stephen Greenblatt (1943). After him are Christopher Lasch (1932), Daniel Pipes (1949), Efraim Zuroff (1948), Timothy D. Snyder (1969), Charles A. Beard (1874), and Robert Jay Lifton (1926).