Definition of Historiographer

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

Exact synonyms: Historian
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 Historiographer

1. n. An historian; a writer of history; especially, one appointed or designated to write a history; also, a title bestowed by some governments upon historians of distinction.

Definition of Historiographer

1. Noun. a scholar who studies historiography ¹

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Definition of Historiographer

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Medical Definition of Historiographer

1. An historian; a writer of history; especially, one appointed or designated to write a history; also, a title bestowed by some governments upon historians of distinction. Origin: L. Historiographus, Gr.; history + to write: cf. F. Historiographe. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Historiographer

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1. A Philosophical Dictionary by Voltaire (1843)
"Supposée prince confides to his historiographer an important secret to which his honour is attached, or that the good of the slate requires ..."

2. A Dictionary of Science, Literature, & Art: Comprising the Definitions and by George William Cox (1866)
"... no actual remains of their compositions historiographer (Gr. ... narrations of Greek and of public historiographer on some learned man | Roman authors ..."

3. Familiar Letters of Sir Walter Scott by Walter Scott, David Douglas (1894)
"They do was historiographer to King George him credit, because my opinions in. ... I asked they says, in a letter to Walter to be made historiographer. ..."

4. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1887)
"attended as the official historiographer of the expedition. He died in the winter of 1870, at the age of forty-five. [Athenaeum, 17 Dec. 1870, p. 805. ..."

5. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1909)
"... of Common Prayer since 1880. secretary of the House of Bishops V.-ll since 1892, and historiographer of the Church since 1898. ..."

6. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"(1911) 49314. AVILA, a've-la, Gil Gonzalez d', Spanish antiquary and biographer: b. Avila 1577; d. 1658. He was made historiographer of Castile in 1612, ..."

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