Historians in History (Part 3)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 564

  • 1843-07-05 Mandell Creighton, British historian and a bishop of the Church of England, born in Carlisle, Cumbria, England (d. 1901)
  • 1845-03-19 Willem H de Beaufort, Dutch historian/politician
  • 1846-05-17 Edmund Bishop, English Roman Catholic historian and Secretary of Thomas Carlyle, born in Totnes, England (d. 1917)
  • 1847-03-23 Alexandru D Xenopol, Romania, historian
  • 1847-05-30 Alice Stopford Green, Irish historian and proponent of Irish independence, born in Kells, Ireland (d. 1929)
  • 1848-01-22 Samuel Muller Fzn, Dutch historian/archivist (Middle Ages)
  • 1849-07-19 François Victor Alphonse Aulard, French historian, born in Montbron, France (d. 1928)
  • 1849-11-22 Friedrich von Bernhardi, German general and military historian (Germany & the Next War), born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1930)
  • 1850-04-16 Herbert Baxter Adams, American historian (American Historical Association), born in Shutesbury, Massachusetts (d. 1901)
  • 1852-08-23 Arnold Toynbee, English economic historian and social reformer, born in London (d. 1883)
  • 1853-07-07 Albert Vandal, French earl/historian (Le Pacha Bonneval)
  • 1853-09-17 Clemens Baeumker, German historian (Patristischen Philosophie), born in Paderborn, Germany (d. 1924)
  • 1853-12-06 Hara Prasad Shastri, Indian academic, Sanskrit scholar, archivist and historian of Bengali literature, born in Khulna, Bengal Presidency (d. 1931)
  • 1854-09-17 Hans Müller, German music historian and writer, born in Cologne, Germany (d. 1897)
  • 1855-01-10 Peter J. Blok, Dutch historian (History of the Dutch People)
  • 1855-09-28 Thomas Frederick Tout, British historian (Manchester school of historiography), born in London, England (d. 1929)
  • 1855-10-12 August Sauer, Austrian literature historian (Euphorion), born in Wiener Neustadt, Austria (d. 1926)
  • 1855-10-16 Camille Looten, Belgian priest/literature historian
  • 1856-04-12 William Conway, 1st Baron Conway of Allington, English historian and explorer (Spitzbergen), born in Rochester, Kent (d. 1937)
  • 1857-03-16 Charles Harding Firth, British historian (d. 1936)
  • 1857-09-06 Zelia Nuttall, American archeologist and historian, born in San Francisco, California (d. 1933)
  • 1857-10-29 Konrad Haebler, German historian (Early printers of Spain/Portugal), born in Dresden, Germany (d. 1946)
  • 1858-03-23 Ludwig Quidde, German historian/politician (Nobel prize 1927)
  • 1859-01-09 Frederik Pijper, Dutch vicar/church historian (The Monasteries)
  • 1859-08-19 Hippolyte Delehaye, Flemish historian and hagiographer, born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1941)
  • 1859-12-28 John W Fortescue, British military historian and archivist at Windsor Castle, born in Madeira (d. 1933)
  • 1860-02-25 William James Ashley, English economic-historian
  • 1860-08-11 Alfred Coville, French historian (Lesson etats de Normandie)
  • 1861-06-10 Pierre Duhem, French naturalist, philosopher and historian, born in Paris (d. 1916)
  • 1861-10-16 J. B. Bury, Irish historian (d. 1927)
  • 1861-11-03 Johann Peter Kirsch, Luxembourg church historian and archaeologist, born in Dippach, Luxembourg (d. 1941)
  • 1861-11-14 Frederick Jackson Turner, Wisc, historian/educator (Harvard U)
  • 1862-03-13 Vasiliy Metallov, Russian composer and musical historian, born in Saratov, Russian Empire (d. 1926)
  • 1862-06-21 Damrong Rajanubhab, Thai prince, son of King Mongkut and brother of King Chulalongkorn and historian, born in Bangkok, Thailand (d. 1943)
  • 1862-12-23 Henri Pirenne, Belgian historian (History of Belgium)
  • 1863-01-01 Pierre de Coubertin, French educator and historian (founder International Olympic Committee), born in Paris, France (d. 1937)
  • 1863-01-15 Adolph Goldschmidt, German historian, born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1944)
  • 1863-06-29 James Harvey Robinson, American historian (Ordeal of Civilization), born in Bloomington, Illinois (d. 1936)
  • 1863-11-08 René Viviani, French historian and 61st Prime Minister of France (1914-15), born in Sidi Bel Abbès, French Algeria (d. 1925)
  • 1864-01-25 Julije Kempf, Croatian historian & writer, born in Požega, Croatia (d. 1934)
  • 1864-04-21 Max Weber, German sociologist, economist and historian (Ancient Judaism), born in Erfurt, Province of Saxony, Prussia (d. 1920)
  • 1864-06-13 Dwight B. Waldo, American educator (first President of Western Michigan University), born in Arcade, New York (d. 1939)
  • 1864-06-29 Pietro Bonfante, Italian lawyer (Roman law) and historian, born in Poggio Mirteto, Italy (d. 1932)
  • 1864-07-18 Ricarda Huch, German writer and historian "First Lady of German humanism", born in Braunschweig (d. 1947)
  • 1864-11-20 Gerard Wilhelm Kernkamp, Dutch historian and editor (Groene Amsterdammer), born in Hoorn, Netherlands (d. 1943)
  • 1865-03-21 Herbert Albert Laurens Fisher, English historian and politician, born in London, United Kingdom (d. 1940)
  • 1865-04-30 Max Nettlau, German anarchist and historian, born in Neuwaldegg, Austria (d. 1944)
  • 1865-05-15 Albert Verwey, Dutch poet/literature historian (Motion)
  • 1866-02-06 Karl Sapper, German traveller & natural historian (d. 1945)
  • 1866-02-25 Benedetto Croce, Italian humanist/historian/editor/philosopher
  • 1866-09-29 Mykhailo Hrushevsky, Ukrainian historian and statesman, born in Chełm, Congress Poland (d. 1934)
  • 1866-12-28 Szymon Askenazy, Polish historian and diplomat (d. 1935)
  • 1867-03-18 Michael G de Boer, historian (Harbor of Amsterdam)
  • 1867-12-24 Manuel de Oliveira Lima, Brazilian writer & diplomat, born in Pernambuco, Brazil (d. 1928)
  • 1868-01-03 Franz V M Cumont, Belgian religious historian
  • 1868-03-20 Obe Postma, Frisian poet/geography/historian (Frisian Clay Farm)
  • 1869-05-06 Joseph Cuvelier, Belgian historian and general archivist, born in Bilzen, Belgium (d. 1947)
  • 1869-12-16 Albert F Pollard, British historian (Dict of natural biography)
  • 1871-06-17 Nicolae Iorga, Romanian writer, literature historian and Prime Minister of Romania, born in Botoșani, Kingdom of Romania (d. 1940)
  • 1871-12-13 Herman Theodoor Colenbrander, Dutch historian, born in Drachten, Netherlands (d. 1945)
  • 1872-07-26 George Louis Beer, American historian (authority on British colonies), born in Staten Island, New York (d. 1920)
  • 1872-12-07 Johan Huizinga, Dutch culture historian (Homo Ludens), born in Groningen, Netherlands (d. 1945)
  • 1873-05-21 Emil Ermatinger, Swiss literature historian, born in Schaffhausen, Switzerland (d. 1953)
  • 1873-10-21 George P Gooch, English historian/MP
  • 1873-12-20 Kan'ichi Asakawa, Japanese historian, writer, and peace activist, born in Nihonmatsu, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan (d. 1948)
  • 1874-05-10 Moses Schorr, Polish rabbi, senator, historian and orientalist (d. 1941)
  • 1874-11-27 Charles A. Beard, American historian (American Continentalism), born in Knightstown, Indiana (d. 1948)
  • 1875-03-02 Hans Lietzman, German theologist/church historian
  • 1875-08-18 Johan E. Elias, Dutch historian (Amsterdam's regency), born in Amsterdam (d. 1960)
  • 1875-12-12 Desideer Stracke, Flemish jesuit and literature historian, born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1970)
  • 1875-12-19 Carter G. Woodson, American historian (African American studies), born in New Canton, Virginia (d. 1950)
  • 1876-02-16 G. M. Trevelyan [George Macaulay Trevelyan], British historian and academic, born in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England (d. 1962)
  • 1876-03-29 Joseph Schmidlin, German church historian and antifascist, born in Petit-Landau, France (d. 1941)
  • 1876-04-23 Arthur Moeller van den Bruck, German historian (The Third Reich), born in Solingen, Westphalia, German Empire (d. 1925)
  • 1876-08-05 Mary Ritter Beard, American historian (Woman as a Force in History), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 1958)
  • 1878-07-22 Lucien Febvre, French historian (Un destin: Martin Luther)
  • 1878-08-30 Paul Hazard [Paul-Gustave-Marie-Camille Hazard], French critic and literature historian, born in Nordpeene, France (d. 1944)
  • 1878-10-18 James Truslow Adams, historian (Pul-1921, Founding of New England)
  • 1878-11-24 Mark N Tod, English classicist/historian
  • 1879-02-09 Jacques Bainville, French historian/essayist/journalist
  • 1879-06-16 Fritz Schulz, German law historian (Classical Novel Law)
  • 1879-11-09 Milan Šufflay, Croatian historian and politician, born in Lepoglava, Croatia (d. 1931)
  • 1880-05-29 Oswald Spengler, German historian and philosopher (Decline of West), born in Blankenburg, Duchy of Brunswick, German Empire (d. 1936)
  • 1880-11-10 Aart A van Schelven, Dutch church historian (Willem of Orange)
  • 1882-01-14 Hendrik Willem van Loon, Dutch-American historian and writer (Story of America), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1944)
  • 1882-03-03 Floris H L Prims, Flemish priest/historian/archivist of Antwerp
  • 1882-08-26 Johannes Lindeboom, vicar/church historian (Neth Archives)
  • 1882-12-31 David Cohen, Dutch historian and chairman of the Jewish Council, born in Deventer, Holland (d. 1967)
  • 1883-09-20 Johannes Gerard van Dillen, Dutch economic historian (Of Wealth & Oligarchists), born in Amsterdam (d. 1969)
  • 1884-04-02 Sir J. C. Squire, British poet, writer, and historian, born in Plymouth, Devon (d. 1958)
  • 1884-06-13 Étienne Gilson, French philosopher and historian, born in Paris (d. 1978)
  • 1884-08-31 George Al Sarton, Belgian-American chemist and historian, born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1956)
  • 1884-09-17 Bastiaan de Gaay Fortman, Dutch historian and Justice of Curacao, born in Amsterdam (d. 1961)
  • 1885-03-25 Veit Valentin, German/American historian (Deutsche Revolution)
  • 1885-07-20 Gustave Charlier, Belgian literature historian/critic
  • 1885-09-10 Berthold Altaner, German church historian (Patrologie)

Person of interestWill Durant

1885-11-05 Will Durant, American author and historian (The Story of Philosophy, The Story of Civilization), born in North Adams, Massachusetts (d. 1981)

Historian Will Durant
Historian
Will Durant
  • 1886-02-16 Van Wyck Brooks, NJ, literary historian/writer (Ordeal of Mark Twain)
  • 1886-04-14 Ernst Robert Curtius, German literature historian, born in Thann, Haut-Rhin (d. 1956)
  • 1886-10-01 Ahmad Amin, Egyptian historian and author (My Life), born in Cairo, Egypt (d. 1954)

Famous Weddings


Famous Deaths

Deaths 201 - 300 of 555

  • 1889-04-04 Thomas T H Jorissen, historian, dies at 56
  • 1889-07-16 Michele Amari, Italian historian/minister of Education, dies at 83
  • 1890-10-03 Joseph Hergenröther, German historian (b. 1824)

Person of interestGeorge Bancroft

1891-01-17 George Bancroft, American historian and father of U.S. History, dies at 90

Father of U.S. History George Bancroft
Father of U.S. History
George Bancroft
  • 1891-08-02 George Washington Williams, American historian (History of the Negro Race in America), dies from tuberculosis and pleurisy at 41
  • 1893-03-05 Hippolyte Taine, French philosopher and historian (Voyage in Italy), dies at 64
  • 1893-04-19 John Addington Symonds, British historian and writer (Probs in Greek Ethics), dies at 52
  • 1893-11-08 Francis Parkman, American historian and author (Oregon Trail), dies at 70
  • 1893-11-30 Jacobus J Backer, German sea historian, dies at 68
  • 1894-02-13 Franjo Rački, Croatian historian and politician, dies at 65
  • 1894-10-20 James Anthony Froude, English historian and novelist (The Nemesis of Faith), dies at 76
  • 1894-12-08 Willem JF Nuyens, Dutch physician/RC historian, dies at 71
  • 1895-08-01 Heinrich von Sybel, German historian (Geschichte des ersten Kreuzzugs), dies at 77
  • 1896-04-28 Heinrich von Treitschke, German historian & political writer, dies at 61
  • 1896-07-11 Ernst Curtius, German archaeologist/historian (Olympia), dies at 81
  • 1896-12-15 John GR Acquoy, Dutch theologist/church historian, dies at 67
  • 1897-08-08 Jacob Burckhardt, Swiss cultural historian, dies at 79
  • 1897-09-21 Wilhelm Wattenbach, German historian (b. 1819)
  • 1897-11-19 William Seymour Tyler, American educator and historian (b. 1810).
  • 1898-05-01 Alphonse Wauters, Belgian historian and archivist (Brussels), dies at 81
  • 1898-06-06 Constant A Serrure, Flemish historian, dies at 62
  • 1899-01-29 Robert J Fruin, Dutch historian (80-year war), dies at 75
  • 1901-01-14 Mandell Creighton, British historian and a bishop of the Church of England, dies at 57
  • 1901-01-14 Victor Balaguer, Catalaans historian/politician/author, dies at 76
  • 1901-04-22 William Stubbs, English historian & Anglican bishop of Oxford, dies at 74
  • 1901-06-16 Herman Grimm, German writer, poet and historian, dies at 75
  • 1901-07-04 John Fiske [Edmund Fisk Green], American historian and philosopher, dies at 59
  • 1901-07-30 Herbert Baxter Adams, American historian (American Historical Association), dies at 51
  • 1902-02-23 Samuel R Gardiner, British historian (Oliver Cromwell), dies at 72
  • 1902-06-19 John Dalberg baron van Acton, English historian “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely”, dies at 69
  • 1903-05-01 Arthur Haygarth, English cricket batsman (Middlesex & Surrey, cricket historian), dies at 77
  • 1903-08-30 Vicente Fidel López, Argentine historian (Historia the Chile), dies at 87

Person of interestTheodor Mommsen

1903-11-01 Theodor Mommsen, German historian and scholar (Nobel Prize in Literature 1902), dies at 85

Historian Theodor Mommsen
Historian
Theodor Mommsen
  • 1904-02-01 Peter Paul Maria Alberdingk Thijm, Dutch historian & writer, dies at 76
  • 1904-05-19 Auguste Molinier, French historian (b. 1851)
  • 1904-10-01 William Harcourt, British Home Secretary and Chancellor of the Exchequer, dies at 76
  • 1906-11-09 Leon Vanderkindere, Belgian historian/mayor of Ukkel, dies at 64
  • 1910-08-30 Albert Vandal, French earl/historian (Napoleon), dies at 57
  • 1912-01-03 Felix Dahn, German historian, jurist and poet, dies at 77
  • 1916-09-14 Pierre Duhem, French naturalist, philosopher and historian, dies at 55
  • 1917-02-17 Edmund Bishop, English Roman Catholic historian and Secretary of Thomas Carlyle, dies at 70
  • 1918-03-02 Hubert Howe Bancroft, American historian, ethnologist (History of Pacific States), dies at 85
  • 1918-03-19 Willem H de Beaufort, Dutch historian/liberal politician, dies at 73
  • 1918-05-27 Henry Adams, US literature historian (Esther), dies at 80
  • 1918-11-04 Andrew Dickson White, American historian and educator, 1st President of Cornell University, dies at 85
  • 1920-02-27 Alexandru D Xenopol, Romanian historian, dies at 72
  • 1920-03-08 Wilhelm Bousset, German theologist and historian, dies at 54
  • 1920-04-10 Moritz B. Cantor, German historian of mathematics, dies at 90
  • 1920-06-14 Max Weber, German sociologist, economist and historian (Ancient Judaism), dies at 56
  • 1921-06-29 Otto Seeck German classical historian (b. 1850)
  • 1922-03-22 Louis-Antoine Ranvier, French anatomist and historian, dies at 86
  • 1922-12-05 Samuel Muller Fzn, Dutch historian/archivist, dies
  • 1924-10-07 Clemens Baeumker, German historian (Patristischen Philosophie), dies at 71
  • 1925-05-30 Arthur Moeller van den Bruck, German historian (The Third Reich), dies at 49
  • 1925-09-07 René Viviani, French historian and 61st Prime Minister of France (1914-15), dies at 61
  • 1926-02-26 Frederik Pijper, Dutch vicar and church historian (Monasteries), dies at 67
  • 1926-09-17 August Sauer, Austrian literature historian (Euphorion), dies at 70
  • 1927-02-19 Georg Brandes [Cohen], Danish literary-historian and critic, dies at 85
  • 1927-06-01 J. B. Bury, Irish historian (b. 1861)
  • 1928-05-31 Manuel de Oliveira Lima, Brazilian historian, dies at 60
  • 1928-10-23 François Victor Alphonse Aulard, French historian, dies at 79
  • 1929-05-28 Alice Stopford Green, Irish historian and proponent of Irish independence, dies at 81
  • 1929-10-23 Thomas Frederick Tout, British historian (Manch school of historiography), dies at 74
  • 1929-10-24 Peter J Blok, Dutch historian, dies at 74
  • 1930-06-22 Karl von Amira, German historian, dies at 82
  • 1930-12-11 Friedrich von Bernhardi, German general and military historian (Germany & the Next War), dies at 80
  • 1931-01-11 James Milton Carroll, American Baptist pastor, leader, historian, and author (b. 1852)
  • 1931-02-18 Milan Šufflay, Croatian historian and politician, dies at 51
  • 1931-11-17 Hara Prasad Shastri, Indian academic, Sanskrit scholar, archivist and historian of Bengali literature, dies at 77
  • 1932-11-21 Pietro Bonfante, Italian lawyer (Roman law) and historian, dies at 68
  • 1934-06-06 Julije Kempf, Croatian historian and writer (b. 1864)
  • 1934-11-26 Mykhailo Hrushevsky, Ukrainian historian and statesman, dies at 68
  • 1935-06-22 Szymon Askenazy, Polish historian, diplomat and politician (b. 1866)
  • 1936-02-09 Jacques Bainville, French historian/essayist/journalist, dies at 57
  • 1936-02-16 James Harvey Robinson, American historian (Ordeal of Civilization), dies at 72
  • 1936-02-19 Charles Harding Firth, British historian (b. 1857)
  • 1936-05-08 Oswald Spengler, German historian and philosopher (Underworld of Abendlandes), dies at 55
  • 1937-03-08 Albert Verwey, Dutch poet/literature historian (Motion), dies at 71
  • 1937-04-19 William Conway, 1st Baron Conway of Allington, English historian and explorer (Spitzbergen), dies at 81
  • 1937-09-02 Pierre de Coubertin, French educator and historian (founder International Olympic Committee), dies of heart attack at 74
  • 1939-10-29 Dwight B. Waldo, American educator (first President of Western Michigan University), dies at 75
  • 1940-04-18 Herbert Albert Laurens Fisher, English historian & politician, dies after being hit by a car during London blackout at 75
  • 1940-11-28 Nicolae Iorga, Romanian writer, literature historian and Prime Minister of Romania, murdered by fascist at 69
  • 1941-01-10 Joseph Schmidlin, German church historian and antifascist, murdered at 67
  • 1941-02-04 Johann Peter Kirsch, Luxembourg church historian and archaeologist, dies at 79
  • 1941-03-05 Ludwig Quidde, German historian/politician (Nobel 1927), dies at 82
  • 1941-04-01 Hippolyte Delehaye, Flemish historian and hagiographer, dies at 81
  • 1941-07-08 Moses Schorr, Polish rabbi, senator, historian and orientalist (b. 1874)
  • 1942-03-30 Alfred Coville, French historian (Lesson premier Valois), dies at 81
  • 1942-06-25 Hans Lietzman, German theologist/church historian, dies at 67
  • 1942-10-06 Erich Kuttner, German journalist and historian (Vorwarts), dies at 55
  • 1943-10-09 Gerard W Kerncamp, historian/editor-in-chief (Green Amsterdam), dies
  • 1943-10-09 Gerard Wilhelm Kernkamp, Dutch historian and editor (Groene Amsterdammer), dies at 78
  • 1943-12-01 Damrong Rajanubhab, Thai prince, son of King Mongkut and brother of King Chulalongkorn and historian, dies at 81
  • 1944-04-13 Paul Hazard [Paul-Gustave-Marie-Camille Hazard], French critic & literature historian, dies at 65
  • 1944-06-16 Marc Bloch, French historian (executed) (b. 1886)
  • 1944-07-23 Max HHR Nettlau, Austrian historian (Der Anarchismus), dies at 79
  • 1944-07-23 Max Nettlau, German anarchist and historian, dies at 79
  • 1944-11-28 Camille Looten, Belgian priest/literature historian, dies
  • 1945-01-27 Antal Szerb, Hungarian author and historian, dies at 43

Famous Historians