Steven Runciman

1903 - 2000

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Sir James Cochran Stevenson Runciman (7 July 1903 – 1 November 2000), known as Steven Runciman, was an English historian best known for his three-volume A History of the Crusades (1951–54). His three-volume history has had a profound impact on common conceptions of the Crusades, primarily portraying the Crusaders negatively and the Muslims favourably. Runciman was a strong admirer of the Byzantine Empire, and consequently held a bias against the Crusaders for the Fourth Crusade evident in his work. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Steven Runciman has received more than 230,860 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Steven Runciman is the 121st most popular historian (up from 133rd in 2019), the 1,428th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,484th in 2019) and the 9th most popular British Historian.

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Among historians, Steven Runciman ranks 121 out of 341Before him are Augustin Thierry, Peter Burke, Christoph Cellarius, Max Dvořák, Pierre de Bourdeille, seigneur de Brantôme, and Helmold. After him are Golo Mann, Barbara W. Tuchman, Norman Davies, John Kinnamos, Wilhelm Worringer, and Guibert of Nogent.

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Among people born in 1903, Steven Runciman ranks 104Before him are Otto Abetz, Misao Tamai, Charles W. Morris, Preston Tucker, Rudolf Serkin, and Victor Brauner. After him are Prince Nicholas of Romania, Richard Thomalla, Flaminio Bertoni, Jorge Eliécer Gaitán, Gregory Goodwin Pincus, and Gregor Piatigorsky. Among people deceased in 2000, Steven Runciman ranks 75Before him are Jacques Chaban-Delmas, Maurice Richard, Jean-Pierre Rampal, Patrick O'Brian, Claude Sautet, and Tito Puente. After him are Charles M. Schulz, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Libertad Lamarque, Edward Gorey, Roger Peyrefitte, and Yehuda Amichai.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Steven Runciman ranks 1,428 out of 6,924Before him are Paddy Roy Bates (1921), Herbert Pitman (1877), William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham (1708), Channing Tatum (1980), Thomas Bruce, 7th Earl of Elgin (1766), and Ethel Smyth (1858). After him are Arthur Machen (1863), William George Horner (1786), Evelyn De Morgan (1855), Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex (1565), George Stubbs (1724), and Thomas Hicks (1876).

Among HISTORIANS In United Kingdom

Among historians born in United Kingdom, Steven Runciman ranks 9Before him are Edward Gibbon (1737), Bernard Lewis (1916), Henry Thomas Buckle (1821), E. P. Thompson (1924), C. Northcote Parkinson (1909), and Peter Burke (1937). After him are Norman Davies (1939), Thomas Babington Macaulay (1800), Anthony Blunt (1907), Ian Kershaw (1943), Antony Beevor (1946), and Robert Conquest (1917).