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List of famous female historians, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest female historians list contains the most prominent and top females known for being historians. There are thousand of females working as historians in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic historians have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a female aspiring to be a historian then the people below should give you inspiration.

People on this list include Charlotte Erickson and Joan Wallach Scott.

While this isn't a list of all female historians, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female historians?" and "Who are the best female historians?"
Cokie Roberts is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Historians
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Mary Martha Corinne Morrison Claiborne Roberts, best known as Cokie Roberts, is an American journalist and author. She is a contributing senior news analyst for National Public Radio as well as a regular roundtable analyst for the current This Week With George Stephanopoulos. Roberts also works as a ...more

Age: 74

Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

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Drew Gilpin Faust is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Historians
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Drew Gilpin Faust, an American historian and professor, is the first female president of Harvard University. A veteran Ivy League professor and administrator, Faust is known especially for her work on the history of the American South. She has won the Society of American Historians Francis Parkman ...more

Age: 70

Birthplace: New York City, Area code 917, Contiguous United States, New York, United States of America, + more

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Dorothy Dietrich is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Female Historians
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Dorothy Dietrich is an American stage magician and escapologist, and the first and only woman to have performed the bullet catch in her mouth. She was also the first woman to perform a straitjacket escape while suspended hundreds of feet in the air from a burning rope. She is the first woman to gain ...more

Age: 48

Birthplace: Erie, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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Charlotte Erickson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female Historians
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Charlotte Erickson

Charlotte J. Erickson was an American historian. ...more

Age: Died at 85 (1923-2008)

Birthplace: Oak Park, Illinois, United States of America