Definition of Historian

1. Noun. A person who is an authority on history and who studies it and writes about it.

Exact synonyms: Historiographer
Category relationships: History
Specialized synonyms: Annalist, Art Historian, Chronicler
Generic synonyms: Bookman, Scholar, Scholarly Person, Student
Specialized synonyms: Arendt, Hannah Arendt, Baeda, Beda, Bede, Saint Baeda, Saint Beda, Saint Bede, St. Baeda, St. Beda, St. Bede, The Venerable Bede, Carlyle, Thomas Carlyle, Durant, Will Durant, William James Durant, Eusebius, Eusebius Of Caesarea, Franklin, John Hope Franklin, Gardiner, Samuel Rawson Gardiner, Edward Gibbon, Gibbon, Herodotus, Flavius Josephus, Joseph Ben Matthias, Josephus, John Knox, Knox, Livy, Titus Livius, First Baron Macaulay, Lord Macaulay, Macaulay, Thomas Babington Macaulay, Alfred Thayer Mahan, Mahan, Frederic William Maitland, Maitland, John Bach Mcmaster, Mcmaster, Mommsen, Theodor Mommsen, Barthold George Niebuhr, Niebuhr, C. Northcote Parkinson, Cyril Northcote Parkinson, Parkinson, James Harvey Robinson, Robinson, Saxo Grammaticus, Arthur Meier Schlesinger, Arthur Schlesinger, Schlesinger, Arthur Meier Schlesinger Jr., Arthur Schlesinger, Arthur Schlesinger Jr., Schlesinger, Stubbs, William Stubbs, Gaius Cornelius Tacitus, Publius Cornelius Tacitus, Tacitus, Thucydides, Arnold Joseph Toynbee, Arnold Toynbee, Toynbee, George Otto Trevelyan, Sir George Otto Trevelyan, Trevelyan, George Macaulay Trevelyan, Trevelyan, Barbara Tuchman, Barbara Wertheim Tuchman, Tuchman, Frederick Jackson Turner, Turner, Sir Paul Gavrilovich Vinogradoff, Vinogradoff, Fourth Earl Of Orford, Horace Walpole, Horatio Walpole, Walpole, Elie Wiesel, Eliezer Wiesel, Wiesel, C. Vann Woodward, Comer Vann Woodward, Woodward, Xenophon
Derivative terms: Historiography

Definition of Historian

1. n. A writer of history; a chronicler; an annalist.

Definition of Historian

1. Noun. A writer of history; a chronicler; an annalist. ¹

2. Noun. One versed or well informed in history. ¹

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Definition of Historian

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Literary usage of Historian

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Literary History of the American Revolution, 1763-1783 by Moses Coit Tyler (1897)
"Mercy Warren as an historian of the Revolution—Her great opportunities for knowing the men and events of the period—Her " History of the Rise, Progress, ..."

2. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register (1916)
"The Report of the COMMITTEE TO ASSIST THE historian, by Andrew Fiske, Ph.D., LL.B., Chairman: In the year 1915 the Committee to Assist the historian has ..."

3. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"The ecclesiastical historian must apply the principles and general rules of ... The ecclesiastical historian will accomplish this by a full knowledge and ..."

4. Tacitus, and Other Roman Studies by Gaston Boissier (1906)
"CHAPTER I HOW TACITUS BECAME A historian THE Life of Tacitus presents the ... Does this imply that he suddenly blossomed forth as a historian Such abrupt ..."

5. Library Journal by American Library Association, Library Association (1898)
"JUSTIN WINSOR, LIBRARIAN AND historian —1831-1897. * BY WILLIAM С. LANE, Librarian of Ihe Boston Athenäum, and WILLIAM H. TII. ..."

6. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1886)
"... French historian Do Thou on the same subject. Gough points out that Camden writing in England could not use the same freedom as De Thou writing abroad. ..."

7. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1887)
"of the historian, or the merit of the sufferers, excites in our breasts the most ... The ваше historian attempts to prove that his anger was harmless. ..."

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