Historians in History (Part 2)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 564

  • 1746-08-07 Daniel Albert Wyttenbach, German-Swiss classical scholar and historian, born in Bern, Switzerland (d. 1820)
  • 1749-01-19 Isaiah Thomas, American printer/editor/publisher/historian
  • 1758-02-17 John Pinkerton, Scottish anti-Celtic historian, born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1826)
  • 1766-03-04 Emanuel ADMJ, French historian (Napoleon)
  • 1770-10-01 Vincenzo Cuoco, Italian historian (Naples Revolution 1799), born in Civitacampomarano, Molise, Italy (d. 1823)
  • 1771-03-10 Georg F Creuzer, German philological/historian (Idea und Probe)
  • 1773-04-06 James Mill, Scottish philosopher and historian (History of British India), born in Angus, Scotland (d. 1836)
  • 1774-12-30 Pieter G Witsen Geysbeek, Dutch historian/literary [or Dec 31]
  • 1777-07-09 Henry Hallam, British lawyer and historian (d. 1859)
  • 1781-05-14 Friedrich von Raumer, German historian and parliamentarian
  • 1781-11-20 Karl Friedrich Eichhorn, German jurist, born in Jena, Germany (d. 1854)
  • 1782-06-10 Amable-Guillaume-Prosper Brugière, French politician and historian, born in Riom, Puy-de-Dôme, France (d. 1866)
  • 1783-01-12 Erik Gustaf Geijer, Swedish historian/poet (Natthimmelen)
  • 1785-10-08 Arvid August Afzelius, Swedish poet and historian, born in Fjällåkra, Sweden (d. 1871)
  • 1785-10-20 George Ormerod, English historian and antiquarian (d. 1873)
  • 1787-09-18 Johann David Passavant, German historian, painter and graphic artist, born in Frankfurt, Germany (d. 1861)
  • 1787-10-04 François Guizot, French historian and politician (17th Prime Minister of France), born in Nîmes, France (d. 1874)
  • 1790-01-19 Per Daniel Amadeus Atterbom, Swedish romantic poet (Blommorna (The Flowers), Lycksalighetens Ö (The Island of Bliss)) and historian (Svenska Siare och Skalder), born in Åsbo, Sweden (d. 1855)
  • 1792-12-29 Sir Archibald Alison, 1st Baronet, Scottish historian (History of Europe), born in Shropshire, England (d. 1867)
  • 1793-04-11 Nicolaas Christiaan Kist, Dutch Reformed theologian and church historian, born in Woerden, Netherlands (d. 1859)
  • 1793-05-09 Johannes Cornelis de Jonge, Dutch historian and archivist, born in Zierikzee, Netherlands (d. 1853)
  • 1794-05-17 Anna Brownell Jameson, Anglo-Irish historian and writer (Loves of the Poets), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1860)
  • 1794-11-17 George Grote, British historian (History of Greece), born in Clay Hill, England (d. 1871)
  • 1795-03-28 Georg Heinrich Pertz, German historian, born in Hanover, Germany (d. 1876)
  • 1795-05-10 Jacques-Nicolas-Augustin Thierry, historian
  • 1795-06-13 Thomas Arnold, English educator and historian (History of Rome), born in West Cowes, Isle of Wight, England (d. 1842)

Person of interestThomas Carlyle

1795-12-04 Thomas Carlyle, Scottish essayist and historian (The French Revolution), born in Ecclefechan, Scotland (d. 1881)

Historian and Essayist Thomas Carlyle
Historian and Essayist
Thomas Carlyle

Person of interestLeopold von Ranke

1795-12-21 Leopold von Ranke, German historian who founded the modern concept of source-based history, born in Wiehe, Saxony, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1886)

  • 1796-05-04 William H. Prescott, American historian, born in Salem, Massachusetts (d. 1859)
  • 1798-05-14 Frantisek Palacky, Czech historian
  • 1798-08-21 Jules Michelet, French historian (History of France, L'Amour), born in Paris (d. 1874)
  • 1800-03-12 Louis-Prosper Gachard, Belgian historian
  • 1800-03-25 Paulin Paris, French scholar and historian, born in Avenay, France (d. 1881)

Person of interestGeorge Bancroft

1800-10-03 George Bancroft, American historian (History of the United States), born in Worcester Massachusetts (d. 1891)

Father of U.S. History George Bancroft
Father of U.S. History
George Bancroft
  • 1800-10-25 Thomas Babington Macaulay, English poet and historian (Ivry, Naaseby), born in Leicestershire, England (d. 1859)
  • 1800-11-23 Michail P Pogodin, Russian historian/author (Povesti)
  • 1801-08-21 Guillaume Groen van Prinsterer, Dutch statesman and historian, born in Voorburg, Netherlands (d. 1876)
  • 1806-07-07 Michele Amari, Italian historian/minister of Education
  • 1808-01-11 Antoine GB Schayes, Belgian historian/archaeologist
  • 1808-03-23 Jeronimo de Bosch Kemper, sociologist/historian (Statistic yearbook)
  • 1809-06-15 François-Xavier Garneau, French-Canadian poet and historian (d. 1866)
  • 1810-02-28 Reinier C Bakhuizen van de Brink, Dutch historian
  • 1810-09-02 William Seymour Tyler, American educator and historian (d. 1897)
  • 1811-06-17 Jón Sigurðsson, Icelandic independence fighter and Icelandic historian, born in Hrafnseyri, Arnarfjörður, Iceland (d. 1879)
  • 1811-08-31 Théophile Gautier, French writer, historian and poet (Albertus, La Chanson de Roland, Émaux et camées), born in Tarbes, France (d. 1872)
  • 1813-06-18 Pavel Annenkov, Russian literature historian (Zametsjatelnoje desjatileti), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1887)
  • 1814-03-05 Wilhelm von Giesebrecht, German historian (d. 1889)
  • 1814-04-15 John Lothrop Motley, American historian and author (The Rise of the Dutch Republic), born in Dorchester, Boston (d. 1877)
  • 1814-04-24 Vicente Fidel López, Argentine historian (La Novia del Hereje), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1903)
  • 1814-09-02 Ernst Curtius, German archaeologist/historian
  • 1814-09-08 Charles-Étienne Brasseur de Bourbourg, French writer and historian, born in Bourbourg, France (d. 1874)
  • 1815-10-13 Jules Quicherat, French historian and archaeologist, born in Paris (d. 1882)
  • 1815-12-22 Johann Jakob Bachofen, Swiss antiquarian & jurist, born in Basel, Switzerland (d. 1887)
  • 1817-03-29 Konstantin Sergeyevich Aksakov, Russian historian and poet, born in Novo-Aksakovo, Russia (d. 1860)
  • 1817-04-13 Alphonse Wauters, Belgian historian and archivist (Brussels), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1898)

Person of interestTheodor Mommsen

1817-11-30 Theodor Mommsen, German historian and scholar (Imperial Lives, Nobel Prize in Literature 1902), born in Garding, Duchy of Schleswig (d. 1903)

Historian Theodor Mommsen
Historian
Theodor Mommsen
  • 1817-12-02 Heinrich von Sybel, German historian (Geschichte des ersten Kreuzzugs), born in Düsseldorf, Kingdom of Prussia (d. 1895)
  • 1818-04-23 James Anthony Froude, English historian and novelist (The Nemesis of Faith), born in Dartington Rectory, Devon (d. 1894)
  • 1818-05-01 José Amador de los Ríos, Spanish historian and poet, born in Baena, Spain (d. 1878)
  • 1818-05-25 Jacob Burckhardt, Swiss cultural historian, born in Basel, Switzerland (d. 1897)
  • 1818-10-25 Pavel Melnikov, Russian historian and author (In the Forests), born in Nizhny Novgorod, Russian Empire [NS=Nov 6]
  • 1819-06-12 Charles Kingsley [Parson Lot], English vicar and historian (Westward Ho!), born in Holne Vicarage, England (d. 1875)
  • 1819-09-06 Carl Ferdinand Pohl, German-Austrian music historian and composer, born in Darmstadt, Hesse, Germany (d. 1887)
  • 1819-09-22 Wilhelm Wattenbach, German historian (d. 1897)
  • 1821-03-14 Jens Worsaae, Danish archaeologist, historian and politician, born in Vejle, Denmark (d. 1885)
  • 1823-02-28 Ernest Renan, French philosopher/historian/scholar of religion
  • 1823-08-13 Goldwin Smith, English historian and journalist, born in Reading, Berkshire (d. 1910)
  • 1823-08-18 Willem J F Nuyens, Dutch physician, historian
  • 1823-09-16 Francis Parkman, American historian and author (Oregon Trail), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1893)
  • 1823-11-14 Robert J Fruin, historian (80 year war)
  • 1825-06-21 William Stubbs, English historian and Anglican bishop of Oxford, born in High Street, Knaresborough, England (d. 1901)
  • 1825-08-04 Arthur Haygarth, English cricket batsman (Middlesex & Surrey, cricket historian), born in Hastings, Sussex, England (d. 1903)
  • 1825-08-26 Jacobus J Backer, German sea historian
  • 1827-02-22 James Barnet Fry, American historian and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Carrollton, Illinois (d. 1894)
  • 1827-10-21 Petrus PM Alberdingk Thijm, Dutch historian/writer
  • 1828-04-21 Hippolyte Taine, French philosopher and historian (Voyage in Italy), born in Vouziers, Ardennes, France (d. 1893)
  • 1828-06-17 Johan Karel Jakob De Jonge, Dutch historian, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1880)
  • 1828-11-25 Franjo Rački, Croatian historian and politician, born in Fužine, Austrian Empire (d. 1894)
  • 1829-01-03 John G R Acquoy, theologist/church historian
  • 1829-08-23 Moritz B. Cantor, German historian of mathematics, born in Mannheim, Germany (d. 1920)
  • 1830-03-18 Numa D Fustel de Coulanges, French historian/sociologist
  • 1831-01-02 Justin Winston, historian/librarian (Harvard)
  • 1832-05-05 Hubert Howe Bancroft, American historian, ethnologist (History of Pacific States), born in Granville, Ohio (d. 1918)
  • 1832-11-07 Andrew Dickson White, American historian and educator, 1st President of Cornell University, born in Homer, New York (d. 1918)
  • 1833-02-03 Thomas T H Jorissen, Dutch historian
  • 1834-01-10 John Dalberg, Baron Acton, English historian & historian (“Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely"), born in Naples, Italy (d. 1902)
  • 1834-02-09 Felix Dahn, German Historian, jurist and poet, born in Hamburg (d. 1912)
  • 1834-07-02 Hendrick Peter Godfried Quack, Dutch lawyer, economist and historian, born in Zetten, Netherlands (d. 1917)
  • 1834-09-15 Heinrich von Treitschke, German historian and political writer, born in Dresden, Kingdom of Saxony (d. 1896)
  • 1835-06-10 Constant A Serrure, Flemish historian
  • 1835-10-02 Louis-Antoine Ranvier, French anatomist and historian, born in Lyon, France (d. 1922)
  • 1838-02-16 Henry Adams, historian, writer (Education of Henry Adams), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1838-05-10 James, 1st Viscount Bryce, historian/statesman
  • 1840-07-25 Flora Adams Darling, American writer and historian, founded Daughters of American Revolution, born in Lancaster, New Hampshire (d. 1910)
  • 1840-10-05 John Addington Symonds, British historian and writer (Probs in Greek Ethics), born in Bristol, England (d. 1893)
  • 1841-04-26 Wilhelm Scherer, German literature historian, born in Schönborn, Austrian Empire (d. 1886)
  • 1842-02-04 Georg Brandes [Morris Cohen], Danish literary historian and critic
  • 1842-02-04 Vasili O Klyutshevski, Russian historian
  • 1842-02-22 Leon Vanderkindere, Belgian historian/mayor (Ukkel)
  • 1842-03-30 John Fiske [Edmund Fisk Green], American historian/philosopher

Famous Weddings


Famous Deaths

Deaths 101 - 200 of 555

  • 1726-12-02 Samuel Penhallow, English-born American colonist and historian, dies at 61
  • 1732-02-13 Charles-René d'Hozier, French historian (b. 1640)
  • 1734-03-21 Robert Wodrow, Scottish historian (b. 1679)
  • 1737-05-12 Cornelis van Alkemade, Dutch historian, dies at 83
  • 1737-05-17 Claude Buffier, French philosopher and historian, dies at 75
  • 1737-12-11 John Strype, English historian and biographer, dies at 94
  • 1741-12-14 Charles Rollin, French historian, dies at 80
  • 1742-07-09 John Oldmixon, English historian (b. 1673)
  • 1743-04-04 Daniel Neal, English historian, dies at 64
  • 1744-01-23 Giambattista Vico, Italian philosopher and historian (b. 1668)
  • 1746-02-28 Hermann von der Hardt, German historian, dies at 85
  • 1754-04-02 Thomas Carte, English historian (b. 1686)
  • 1755-08-22 Caspar Burman, Dutch historian and Mayor of Utrecht, dies at 59
  • 1755-09-09 Johann Lorenz von Mosheim, German historian (b. 1694)
  • 1758-08-29 Gerard Van Wage, historian, dies at 75
  • 1760-04-10 Jean Lebeuf, French historian, dies at 1760
  • 1761-02-01 Pierre François Xavier de Charlevoix, French Jesuit prince & historian, dies at 78
  • 1763-01-11 Caspar Abel, German theologian, historian, and poet (b. 1676)
  • 1763-10-22 French van Mieris "the Young", painter/historian, dies at 73
  • 1766-01-09 Thomas Birch, British historian (b. 1705)
  • 1766-09-03 Archibald Bower, Scottish historian (b. 1686)
  • 1770-11-24 Charles-Jean-François Hénault, French historian (b. 1685)
  • 1772-05-22 Durastante Natalucci, Italian historian (specialized in history of Trevi, in Umbria), dies at 84
  • 1773-03-01 Jan Wagenaar, Dutch historian, dies at 63
  • 1773-07-05 Francisco José Freire, Portuguese historian and philologist (b. 1719)
  • 1773-08-20 Enrique Florez, Spanish historian, dies at 72

Person of interestDavid Hume

1776-08-25 David Hume, Scottish philosopher and historian (A Treatise of Human Nature), dies of abdominal cancer at 65

Philosopher David Hume
Philosopher
David Hume
  • 1778-03-13 Charles le Beau, French historian (b. 1701)
  • 1778-08-05 Charles Clémencet, French historian (b. 1703)
  • 1778-09-23 Balthazar Huydecoper, Dutch translator and historian, dies at 83
  • 1780-02-17 Andreas Felix von Oefele, German historian and librarian, dies at 73
  • 1790-09-02 Johann N von Hontheim, German religious historian/Bishop, dies
  • 1791-03-14 Johann Salomo Semler, German historian and Bible commentator (b. 1725)
  • 1793-05-13 Martin Gerbert, German composer, music historian and abbot, dies at 72

Person of interestEdward Gibbon

1794-01-16 Edward Gibbon, English historian (The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire), dies in London at 56

Historian Edward Gibbon
Historian
Edward Gibbon
  • 1795-07-03 Louis-Georges de Bréquigny, French historian (b. 1714)
  • 1795-10-10 Francesco Antonio Zaccaria, Italian theologian and historian, dies at 81
  • 1799-12-31 Jean-François Marmontel, French historian and writer, dies at 76
  • 1803-06-08 Joannes Natalis Paquot, Belgian priest/historian, dies at 80
  • 1807-01-12 Adriaan Kluit, Dutch historian, dies at 71
  • 1808-09-06 Louis-Pierre Anquetil, French historian (b. 1723)
  • 1814-04-12 Charles Burney, English music historian, dies at 88
  • 1816-02-22 Adam Ferguson, Scottish sociologist and historian, dies at 92
  • 1820-01-17 Daniel Albert Wyttenbach, German-Swiss classicl scholar and historian, dies at 73

Person of interestJoseph Banks

1820-06-19 Joseph Banks, English natural historian (Cook/Australia), dies

Botanist and explorer Joseph Banks
Botanist and explorer
Joseph Banks
  • 1823-12-14 Vincenzo Cuoco, Italian historian (Naples Revolution 1799), dies at 53
  • 1826-05-10 Giuseppe Sigismondo, Italian historian and composer, dies at 86
  • 1830-04-22 Knud Lyne Rahbek, Danish literary historian, dies at 69
  • 1833-10-30 Pieter G Witsen Geysbeek, historian/literary, dies at 58
  • 1836-06-23 James Mill, Scottish philosopher and historian, dies at 63
  • 1842-05-15 Emanuel A D M J count de las Cases, French historian (Napoleon), dies at 76
  • 1842-06-12 Thomas Arnold, English educator and historian (History of Rome), dies at 46
  • 1844-07-15 Claude Charles Fauriel, French historian (b. 1772)
  • 1849-10-16 George Washington Williams, 1st major African American historian, dies
  • 1853-06-12 Johannes Cornelis de Jonge, Dutch historian and archivist, dies at 60
  • 1854-07-04 Karl Friedrich Eichhorn, German jurist, dies at 72
  • 1855-07-21 Per Daniel Amadeus Atterbom, Swedish romantic poet (Blommorna (The Flowers), Lycksalighetens Ö (The Island of Bliss)) and historian (Svenska Siare och Skalder), dies at 65
  • 1858-02-16 Georg F Creuzer, German philological/historian, dies at 86
  • 1859-01-08 Antoine GB Schayes, Belgian historian/archaeologist, dies at 50
  • 1859-01-21 Henry Hallam, British lawyer and historian, dies at 81
  • 1859-01-28 William H. Prescott, American historian, dies at 62
  • 1859-04-16 Alexis de Tocqueville, French historian (b. 1805)
  • 1859-12-21 Nicolaas Christiaan Kist, Dutch Reformed theologian and church historian, dies at 66
  • 1859-12-28 Thomas Babington Macaulay, English poet and historian (Ivry, Naaseby), dies at 59
  • 1860-03-17 Anna Brownell Jameson, Anglo-Irish historian and writer (Loves of the Poets), dies at 65
  • 1860-12-07 Konstantin Sergeyevich Aksakov, Russian historian and poet, dies at 43
  • 1865-07-15 Reinier C Bakhuizen van de Brink, Dutch historian, dies at 55
  • 1866-11-21 Amable-Guillaume-Prosper Brugière, French politician and historian, dies at 84
  • 1867-05-23 Archibald Alison, Scottish historian, dies at 74
  • 1871-06-18 George Grote, British historian (History of Greece), dies at 76
  • 1871-09-02 Arvid August Afzelius, Swedish poet and historian, dies at 85
  • 1872-10-23 Théophile Gautier, French writer, historian and poet (Albertus, La Chanson de Roland, Émaux et camées), dies at 61
  • 1873-03-27 Amedée Simon Dominique Thierry, French journalist and historian (b. 1797)
  • 1873-06-14 Friedrich von Raumer, German historian/parliamentarian, dies at 92
  • 1873-10-09 George Ormerod, English historian and antiquarian (b. 1785)
  • 1874-01-08 Charles-Étienne Brasseur de Bourbourg, French writer and historian, dies at 59
  • 1874-02-09 Jules Michelet, French historian (History of France), dies at 75
  • 1874-09-12 François Guizot, French historian and politician (17th Prime Minister of France), dies at 86
  • 1875-01-23 Charles Kingsley [Parson Lot], English vicar and historian (Westward Ho!), dies at 55
  • 1875-03-27 Edgar Quinet, French historian (b. 1803)
  • 1875-12-20 Michail P Pogodin, Russian historian/writer (Povesti), dies at 75
  • 1876-01-10 Charles EH de Coussemaker, Belgian musicologist/historian, dies at 70
  • 1876-05-19 Guillaume Groen van Prinsterer, Dutch statesman and historian, dies at 74
  • 1876-05-26 Frantisek Palacky, Czech historian/MP, dies at 77
  • 1876-10-07 Georg Heinrich Pertz, German historian, dies at 81
  • 1876-10-20 Jeronimo de Bosch Kemper, Dutch sociologist/historian, dies at 68
  • 1877-05-29 John Lothrop Motley, American historian and author (The Rise of the Dutch Republic), dies at 63
  • 1878-02-17 José Amador de los Ríos, Spanish historian and poet, dies at 59
  • 1879-12-07 Jón Sigurðsson, Icelandic independence fighter and Icelandic historian, dies at 68
  • 1880-03-15 Johan Karel Jakob De Jonge, Dutch historian, dies at 51
  • 1880-11-19 Bernard ter Haar, Dutch poet (Herbert and Clara) and church historian, dies at 74

Person of interestThomas Carlyle

1881-02-05 Thomas Carlyle, Scottish historian and essayist (The French Revolution), dies in London at 85

Historian and Essayist Thomas Carlyle
Historian and Essayist
Thomas Carlyle
  • 1882-04-08 Jules Quicherat, French historian and archaeologist, dies at 67
  • 1883-02-01 Pavel Melnikov, Russian historian and author (In the Forests), dies at 64 [NS=Feb 13]
  • 1883-03-09 Arnold Toynbee, English economic historian and social reformer, dies at 30
  • 1885-12-24 Louis-Prosper Gachard, Belgian historian, dies at 85

Person of interestLeopold von Ranke

1886-05-23 Leopold von Ranke, German historian who founded the modern concept of source-based history, dies at 90

  • 1886-08-06 Wilhelm Scherer, German literature historian, dies at 45
  • 1887-03-08 Pavel Annenkov, Russian literature historian/critic, dies at 73 (b. 1813)
  • 1887-04-28 Carl Ferdinand Pohl, German-Austrian music historian & composer, dies at 67

Famous Historians