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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 political commentator for ABC News, serving as an on-air analyst for the network. Roberts, along with her husband, Steven V. Roberts, writes a weekly column syndicated by United Media in newspapers around the United States. She serves on the boards of several non-profit organizations such as the Kaiser Family Foundation and was appointed by President George W. Bush to his Council on Service and ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 75

Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

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#26 on The Most Influential News Anchors of All Time

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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 Prize in 1997 for her book, Mothers of Invention: Women of the Slaveholding South in the American Civil War. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 71

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

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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 prominence as a female escape artist since the days of Houdini, breaking the glass ceiling for women in the field of escapes and magic. She has been named as one of the top four escape artists in history. The 2006 Columbia Encyclopedia included Dietrich among their "eight most noted magicians of the late 20th century", and entertainment writer Samantha Hart in her definitive book "The Hollywood ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 49

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 on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 85 (1923-2008)

Birthplace: Oak Park, Illinois, United States of America