This is a list of historians.

The names are grouped by order of the historical period in which they were writing, which is not necessarily the same as the period in which they specialised.

Chroniclers and annalists, though they are not historians in the true sense, are also listed here for convenience.

See also: List of historians by area of study, List of historians of the French Revolution

Table of contents
1 Ancient historians
2 Medieval historians/chroniclers
3 Early modern historians (1600-1900)
4 Modern historians (after 1900)
5 Unsorted

Ancient historians

Medieval historians/chroniclers

Early modern historians (1600-1900)

Modern historians (after 1900)


  • Pierre Vidal-Naquet, historian and Civil Rights activist
  • Henri Raymond Casgrain, priest, author, historian
  • Peter Englund, Swedish historian
  • Justo Gonzalez, historian and theologian
  • Claude Mossé, (Ms), historian
  • Albert Soboul, historian
  • Jean-Pierre Vernant, historian
  • Pierre Vilar, historian

See also:
List of Canadian historians, Lists of authors