Historians in History (Part 4)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 301 - 400 of 564

  • 1887-05-27 Erich Kuttner, German journalist and historian (Vorwarts), born in Berlin (d. 1942)
  • 1887-07-09 Samuel Eliot Morison, American historian (Admiral of the Ocean Sea), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1976)
  • 1887-10-04 Francis Bull, Norwegian writer (Norsk literature historian), born in Oslo, Norway (d. 1974)
  • 1887-12-15 Pieter Geyl, Dutch historian (History of the Dutch Tribe), born in Dordrecht, Netherlands (d. 1966)
  • 1888-04-04 Zdzisław Żygulski, Sr., Polish literary historian, born in Przemyśl, Poland (d. 1975)
  • 1888-06-27 Lewis Bernstein Namier, English historian, born in Wola Okrzejska, Poland (d. 1960)
  • 1889-03-12 Philip Guedalla, English barrister & historian

Person of interestArnold J. Toynbee

1889-04-14 Arnold J. Toynbee, English historian (A Study of History), born in London (d. 1975)

  • 1889-05-17 Alfonso Reyes, Mexican writer (Simpatías y diferencias) and diplomat (Higenia Cruel), born in Monterrey, Mexico (d. 1959)
  • 1890-03-18 Gerardus van der Leeuw, Dutch religion historian/minister of Education
  • 1890-07-05 Frederick Lewis Allen, American social historian and editor of Harper's Magazine, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1954)
  • 1890-11-30 John Tasker Howard, American composer and music historian, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1964)
  • 1891-06-18 Hans Ruin, Finnish Swedish-language historian
  • 1891-07-26 Jacques Pirenne, Belgian historian and honorary secretary of King Leopold III of Belgium, born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1972)
  • 1891-08-02 Viktor Maksimovich Zhirmunsky, Russian literary historian and linguist, born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1971)
  • 1891-12-02 Charles H. Wesley, American author and historian (The History of Alpha Phi Alpha), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 1987)
  • 1892-01-10 Dumas Malone, American historian (Jefferson & His Time), born in Coldwater, Mississippi (d. 1986)
  • 1892-04-14 V. Gordon Childe, British archaeologist and prehistorian, born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1957)
  • 1892-06-28 E. H. Carr, English historian (History of Soviet Russia), born in London (d. 1982)
  • 1892-10-28 Eduard Jan Dijksterhuis, Dutch historian of science (biography of Archimedes), born in Tilburg, Netherlands (d. 1965)
  • 1893-09-27 Joannes Cornelissen, Dutch historian (Hooft & Tacitus)
  • 1893-10-30 Jan Romein, Dutch historian (Low Countries at Sea), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1962)
  • 1894-07-26 Lodewijk Rogier, Dutch historian (Henric van Veldeken), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1974)
  • 1895-02-04 Annie [Anna HM] Romein-Verschoor, Dutch historian (Erflaters)
  • 1895-03-14 Frans Ganshof, Belgian historian
  • 1895-03-23 Encarnacion Alzona, Filipino historian (d. 2001)
  • 1895-05-03 Ernst Kantorowicz, German-American historian (Laudes regiae), born in Posen, Prussia (d. 1963)
  • 1895-06-14 Louis Finkelstein, American historian and theologist (Pharizees), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1991)
  • 1895-09-28 Charles Petrie, historian, born in Liverpool, England
  • 1895-10-19 Louis Mumford, cultural historian/city planner/writer
  • 1895-10-31 B. H. Liddell Hart, English military historian and publicist (The Rommel Papers), born in Paris (d. 1970)
  • 1896-01-05 Hendrik Algra, Dutch teacher, journalist, historian, and politician (ARP), born in Hurdegaryp, Netherlands (d. 1982)
  • 1896-05-25 Jan Nicolaas Bakhuizen van den Brink, Dutch theologist and church historian, born in Joure, Netherlands (d. 1987)
  • 1897-09-29 Herbert Agar, American journalist and historian (d. 1980)
  • 1898-01-22 Hans van Werveke, Flemish historian (Diocese Terwaan)
  • 1898-07-04 Pilar Barbosa, Puerto Rican historian and political activist, born in Bayamon, Puerto Rico (d. 1997)
  • 1898-07-13 Martin David, German/Neth law historian
  • 1898-08-17 Gerard Schmook, Flemish librarian/historian/custodian
  • 1898-08-20 Vilhelm Moberg, Swedish author (The Emigrants) and historian, born in Moshultamåla, Sweden (d. 1973)
  • 1899-01-22 Guido Kisch, Czech/German/American historian (Jews in medieval Germany)
  • 1899-01-23 Joseph Nathan Kane, American non-fiction writer & journalist (Famous Firsts), born in NYC, New York (d. 2002)
  • 1899-02-18 Arthur Bryant, English historian (King Charles II)
  • 1899-02-24 Jacob Presser, Dutch historian/writer (Down-fall)
  • 1899-05-26 Otto E. Neugebauer, Austrian-American mathematician and historian, born in Innsbruck, Austria-Hungary (d. 1990)
  • 1899-08-12 Alfred Kantorowicz, German historian (Spanish Diary)
  • 1899-10-09 Bruce Catton, American historian and writer (Civil War), born in Petoskey, Michigan (d. 1978)
  • 1901-01-13 A. B. Guthrie, American novelist, historian (d. 1991)
  • 1901-01-13 Mieczysław Żywczyński, Polish historian and priest (d. 1978)
  • 1901-03-21 Richard Leslie Hill, historian
  • 1901-04-29 G. O. Sayles, English historian, born in Chesterfield, England (d. 1994)
  • 1901-05-01 Antal Szerb, Hungarian author and historian, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1945)
  • 1901-06-15 Peter Shankland, English filmmaker and historian
  • 1901-11-11 F. Van Wyck Mason, American historian and author (Three Harbours), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1978)
  • 1902-01-25 Gerard Knuvelder, Dutch literature historian (Vocation, Kitty), born in Arnhem, Netherlands (d. 1982)
  • 1902-02-21 Arthur D Nock, English/American historian (St Paul)
  • 1902-06-12 Hendrik Elias, Flemish historian and Mayor of Ghent (1941-44), born in Machelen, Belgium (d. 1973)
  • 1902-08-22 Jack Roy Armstrong, English historian (History of Sussex), born in Broadstairs, Kent (d. 1993)
  • 1902-08-24 Fernand Braudel, French historian (Civilization & Capitalism), born in Luméville, France (d. 1985)
  • 1902-09-19 Pieter Jan Bouman, Dutch sociologist and historian, born in Batavia, Dutch East Indies (d. 1977)
  • 1902-10-25 Henry Steele Commager, American historian (Atlas of Civil War), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1902-11-10 Murk Ozinga, Dutch building historian (Monuments of Curacao)
  • 1902-11-20 Wolfgang Kunkel, German lawyer and law historian, born in Fürth, Germany (d. 1981)
  • 1903-01-20 Sybil Marion Rosenfeld, English theatre historian, born in London, England (d. 1996)
  • 1903-03-11 Ronald Syme, New Zealand classicist and historian, born in Eltham, New Zealand (d. 1989)
  • 1903-08-23 Mauritius van Haegendoren, Flemish historian and senator, born in Leuven, Belgium (d. 1994)
  • 1903-09-03 Willem Kooiman, Dutch theologist and church historian (d. 1968)
  • 1903-10-04 Bona Arsenault, French Canadian politician, historian and genealogist, born in Bonaventure, Quebec (d. 1993)
  • 1903-11-20 Ishtiaq Hussain Qureshi, Pakistani historian and educationist, born in Patyali, near Allahabad, United Provinces of British India (d. 1981)
  • 1903-12-04 A. L. Rowse, British author and historian, born in Tregonissey, St Austell, Cornwall (d. 1997)
  • 1904-02-23 William L Shirer, historian (Rise & Fall of 3rd Reich)
  • 1904-07-05 Harold Acton, English-Italian historian and art collector, born in Villa La Pietra, Florence, Italy (d. 1994)
  • 1905-02-28 Glyn Jones, Welsh, novelist, poet and literary historian, born in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales (d. 1995)
  • 1906-02-10 Henry Phelps Brown, British historian and economist, born in Calne (d. 1994)

Person of interestA. J. P. Taylor

1906-03-25 A.J.P Taylor [Alan John Percival], English historian (The Struggle for Mastery in Europe 1848–1918, Origins of the Second World War), born in Southport, England (d. 1990)

Historian A. J. P. Taylor
Historian
A. J. P. Taylor
  • 1906-04-10 Kathleen Major, British historian and principal (St Hilda's College, England), born in Lincolnshire (d. 2001)
  • 1906-06-28 Safford Cape, American-Belgian conductor, composer and music historian, born in Denver, Colorado (d. 1973)
  • 1906-08-02 Albert Goodwin, English historian, born in Sheffield, England (d. 1995)
  • 1906-08-30 Elizabeth Pakenham, Countess of Longford, British historian, born in London (d. 2002)

Person of interestHannah Arendt

1906-10-14 Hannah Arendt, German-American political theorist and historian (Origins of Totalitarianism), born in Hanover, Germany (d. 1975)

Political Theorist Hannah Arendt
Political Theorist
Hannah Arendt
  • 1906-11-07 Margaret Barbara Lambert, British historian (Saar) (d. 1995)
  • 1907-03-13 Mircea Eliade, Romanian religious historian (Le Yoga) and author, born in Bucharest, Romania (d. 1986) [O.S. 02-28]
  • 1907-03-13 Albert Hughes Williams, historian (d. 1996)
  • 1907-04-03 Isaac Deutscher, Polish-English historian (Stalin/Trotsky biography), born in Chrzanów, Poland (d. 1967)
  • 1907-05-28 F. G. Emmison, British archivist and historian, born in Bedford, England (d. 1995)
  • 1907-09-04 Maurice Ashley, historian and editor (The Listener) (d. 1994)
  • 1907-09-26 Anthony Blunt, British art historian and spy for USSR, born in Bournemouth, Hampshire, England (d. 1983)
  • 1908-05-24 Michael Roberts, English historian, born in Lytham St Annes, Lancashire (d. 1996)
  • 1908-08-06 James Lees-Milne, English writer and architectural historian, born in Wickhamford, Worcestershire (d. 1997)
  • 1908-11-13 C. Vann Woodward, American historian and educator, born in Vanndale, Arkansas (d. 1999)
  • 1908-11-22 Michael Balfour, English historian, born in Oxford (d. 1995)
  • 1909-01-02 Rene Etiemble, French literature historian (Parlez-vous Franglais)
  • 1909-03-09 Derk Bodde, American sinologist and historian of China, born in Marshfield, Massachusetts (d. 2003)
  • 1909-03-27 Golo Mann, German-American historian (Antisemitism), born in Munich (d. 1994)
  • 1909-04-16 Herman Uyttersprot, Flemish literature historian, born in Denderbelle (d. 1967)
  • 1909-04-22 Indro Montanelli, Italian journalist and historian (History of the Greeks), born in Fucecchio, Italy (d. 2001)
  • 1909-07-02 Hermann Bengtson, German historian (Greeks Ancient Times), born in Ratzeburg, Germany (d. 1989)
  • 1909-07-30 C. Northcote Parkinson, English historian (Pursuit of Progress), born in Barnard Castle, County Durham, England (d. 1993)
  • 1909-09-16 Fernand Lodewick, literature historian (d. 1995)
  • 1909-11-10 Paweł Jasienica, Polish historian, born in Ulyanovsk, Russia (d. 1970)
  • 1909-11-23 Nigel Tranter, author/historian (River Realm, Robert the Bruce)

Famous Weddings


Famous Deaths

Deaths 301 - 400 of 555

  • 1945-02-01 Johan Huizinga, Dutch culture historian (Homo Ludens), dies at 72
  • 1945-10-08 Herman Theodoor Colenbrander, Dutch historian, dies at 73
  • 1946-12-15 Konrad Haebler, German historian (Hundert Kalenderinkunabeln), dies at 89
  • 1947-01-13 Veit Valentin, German/American historian (German People), dies at 61
  • 1947-08-20 Franz VM Cumont, Belgian religious historian, dies at 79
  • 1947-11-17 Ricarda Huch, German writer and historian "First Lady of German humanism", dies at 83
  • 1947-11-17 Victor Serge, Russian anarchist, novelist, and historian (b. 1890)
  • 1947-12-29 Joseph Cuvelier, Belgian historian and general archivist, dies at 78
  • 1948-07-18 Herman Gummerus, Finnish historian and politician (b. 1877)
  • 1948-08-03 Albert F Pollard, British historian (Evolution of parliament), dies at 78
  • 1948-08-10 Kan'ichi Asakawa, Japanese historian, writer, and peace activist, dies at 74
  • 1948-09-01 Charles A. Beard, American historian (American Continentalism), dies at 73
  • 1949-05-18 James Truslow Adams, American historian (Pulitzer 1921), dies at 70
  • 1950-04-03 Carter G. Woodson, American historian (African American studies), dies at 74
  • 1951-06-01 Rafael Altamira Crevea, Spanish lawyer/historian, dies at 85
  • 1953-08-17 Bannister Fletcher, English architect and architectural historian (A History of Architecture), dies at 87
  • 1953-09-17 Emil Ermatinger, Swiss literature historian, dies at 80
  • 1954-02-13 Frederick Lewis Allen, American social historian and editor of Harper's Magazine, dies at 63
  • 1954-05-19 Aart A van Schelven, church historian (Willem of Orange), dies at 73
  • 1954-05-30 Ahmad Amin, Egyptian historian and author (My Life), dies at 67
  • 1954-10-26 Floris HL Prims, Flemish priest/historian/archivist of Antwerp, dies
  • 1956-03-22 George Al Sarton, Belgian-American chemist and historian, dies at 71
  • 1956-04-19 Ernst Robert Curtius, German literature historian, dies at 70
  • 1956-09-26 Lucien Febvre, French historian (Un Destin, Martin Luther), dies at 78
  • 1957-10-19 V. Gordon Childe, British archaeologist and prehistorian, dies at 65
  • 1957-11-12 Fritz Schulz, German law historian (Classical Roman Law), dies at 78
  • 1958-01-09 Paul Fechter, German writer (Der Zauberer Gottes), dies at 77
  • 1958-01-13 John Lindeboom, Dutch vicar/church historian, dies at 75
  • 1958-05-15 Michael G the Boer, historian (Harbor of Amsterdam), dies at 91
  • 1958-08-14 Mary Ritter Beard, American historian, dies at 82
  • 1958-10-27 Frederik Gerretson [Geerten Gossaert], historian/poet/politician, dies at 74
  • 1959-04-08 Gustave Charlier, Belgian literature historian, dies
  • 1959-12-27 Alfonso Reyes, Mexican writer (Simpatías y diferencias) and diplomat (Higenia Cruel), dies at 70
  • 1960-01-11 Johan E. Elias, Dutch historian (Amsterdam's regency), dies at 84
  • 1960-08-19 Lewis Bernstein Namier, English historian, dies at 72
  • 1962-07-16 Jan Romein, Dutch historian (Breaking of Two Ages), dies at 68
  • 1962-07-20 George MacAulay Trevelyan, English royal historian, dies at 86
  • 1962-07-21 G. M. Trevelyan [George Macaulay Trevelyan], British historian and academic, dies at 86
  • 1963-01-11 Arthur D Nock, English-Americans historian (St Paul), dies at 60
  • 1963-05-02 Van Wyck Brooks, American historian (Ordeal of Mark Twain), dies at 77
  • 1963-06-26 Obe Postma, Fries, poet/geography/historian (Own Cart), dies
  • 1963-09-09 Ernst Kantorowicz, German-American historian (Laudes regiae), dies at 68
  • 1964-01-30 Berthold Altaner, German church historian, dies at 80
  • 1964-11-20 John Tasker Howard, American composer and music historian, dies at 73
  • 1965-05-18 Eduard Jan Dijksterhuis, Dutch historian of science (biography of Archimedes), dies at 72
  • 1965-07-27 Henri Daniel-Rops, French writer and historian (b. 1901)
  • 1966-12-31 Pieter Geyl, Dutch historian (History of the Dutch Race), dies at 79
  • 1967-08-19 Isaac Deutscher, Polish-English historian (Stalin/Trotsky biography), dies at 60
  • 1967-09-03 David Cohen, historian and chairman of the Jewish Council, dies at 84
  • 1967-11-12 Herman Uyttersprot, Flemish literature historian, dies at 58
  • 1968-08-31 George P Gooch, English historian/House of Commons leader, dies
  • 1968-09-18 Willem Kooiman, Dutch theologist and church historian, dies at 65
  • 1969-12-26 Johannes Gerard van Dillen, Dutch economic historian (Of Wealth & Oligarchists), dies at 86
  • 1970-01-29 B. H. Liddell Hart, English military historian and publicist (The Rommel Papers), dies at 74
  • 1970-02-18 Desideer Stracke, Flemish jesuit and literature historian, dies at 94
  • 1970-04-30 Jacob Presser, historian/writer (Doom, Ondergang), dies at 71
  • 1970-08-19 Paweł Jasienica, Polish historian, dies at 60
  • 1970-10-24 Richard Hofstadter, American historian, dies at 54
  • 1971-01-31 Viktor Maksimovich Zhirmunsky, Russian literary historian and linguist, dies at 79
  • 1971-10-10 John Cawte Beaglehole, New Zealand historian (b. 1901)
  • 1972-09-07 Jacques Pirenne, Belgian historian and honorary secretary of King Leopold III of Belgium, dies at 81
  • 1973-02-02 Hendrik Elias, Flemish historian and Mayor of Ghent (1941-44), dies at 70
  • 1973-03-26 Safford Cape, American-Belgian conductor, composer and music historian, dies at 67
  • 1973-08-08 Vilhelm Moberg, Swedish author (The Emigrants) and historian, dies at 74
  • 1974-03-30 Lodewijk Rogier, Dutch historian (Reborn in Freedom), dies at 79
  • 1974-07-04 Francis Bull, Norwegian writer (Norsk literature historian), dies at 86
  • 1974-11-23 Cornelius Ryan, Irish war reporter and historian (Bridge too Far), dies at 54
  • 1975-04-28 Jan A. de Jonge, Dutch historian, dies at 48

Person of interestArnold J. Toynbee

1975-10-22 Arnold J. Toynbee, English historian (A Study of History), dies at 86

  • 1975-10-24 Zdzisław Żygulski, Sr., Polish literary historian, dies at 87

Person of interestHannah Arendt

1975-12-04 Hannah Arendt, German-American political theorist and historian (Origins of Totalitarianism), dies of a heart attack at 69

Political Theorist Hannah Arendt
Political Theorist
Hannah Arendt
  • 1976-05-15 Samuel Eliot Morison, American historian (Admiral of the Ocean Sea), dies at 88
  • 1976-09-13 Albert Tessier, French Canadian priest, historian and filmmaker (b. 1895)
  • 1977-03-10 Pieter Jan Bouman, Dutch sociologist and historian, dies at 74
  • 1978-02-05 Annie [Anna HM] Romein-Verschoor, Dutch historian (Omzien), dies at 83
  • 1978-02-21 Mieczysław Żywczyński, Polish historian and priest (b. 1901)
  • 1978-08-28 Bruce Catton, American historian and writer (Civil War), dies at 78
  • 1978-08-28 F. Van Wyck Mason, American historian and author (Three Harbours), dies at 76
  • 1978-09-19 Étienne Gilson, French philosopher and historian, dies at 94
  • 1980-06-23 Walter Rodney, Guyanese historian (bomanslag), dies
  • 1980-11-24 Herbert Agar, American journalist and historian (b. 1897)
  • 1981-01-10 Fawn M. Brodie, American historian (b. 1915)
  • 1981-01-22 Ishtiaq Hussain Qureshi, Pakistani historian and educationist, dies at 77
  • 1981-05-01 Clarence A Bacote, historian/political scientist, dies at 75
  • 1981-07-12 Ben Seijes, historian (WWII), dies at 73

Person of interestWill Durant

1981-11-07 Will Durant, American author and historian (The Story of Philosophy, The Story of Civilization), dies at 96

Historian Will Durant
Historian
Will Durant
  • 1981-12-29 Guido Provoost, Belgian historian, dies at 41
  • 1982-06-29 Gerard[us PM] Knuvelder, literature historian (Anthology), dies
  • 1982-09-11 Albert Soboult, French historian, dies at 68
  • 1982-11-03 E. H. Carr, English historian (History of Soviet Russia), dies at 90
  • 1984-06-25 Michel Foucault, French philosopher and historian (History of Sexuality), dies of AIDs at 57
  • 1985-01-22 Sir Arthur Bryant, British historian (b. 1899)
  • 1985-03-15 Radha Krishna Choudhary, Indian historian and writer (b. 1921)
  • 1985-07-05 Gerard Schmook, Flemish literature historian/custodian, dies at 86
  • 1985-11-28 Fernand Braudel, French historian (Civilization & Capitalism), dies at 83
  • 1986-02-07 Cheikh Anta Diop, Senegalese historian (b. 1923)
  • 1986-03-02 Marcel Liebman, Belgian historian, dies at 56
  • 1986-04-22 Mircea Eliade, Romanian religious historian (Le Yoga) & author, dies at 79
  • 1987-08-16 Charles H. Wesley, American author and historian (The History of Alpha Phi Alpha), dies at 95
  • 1987-11-05 Jan Nicolaas Bakhuizen van den Brink, Dutch theologist and church historian, dies at 91

Famous Historians