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List of notable or famous historians from Germany, with bios and photos, including the top historians born in Germany and even some popular historians who immigrated to Germany. If you're trying to find out the names of famous German historians then this list is the perfect resource for you. These historians are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known historian from Germany is included when available.

Richard Plant and Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller are a great starting point for your to rank your favorites on this list

This historic historians from Germany list can help answer the questions "Who are some German historians of note?" and "Who are the most famous historians from Germany?" These prominent historians of Germany may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected German historians.

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Adolf von Harnack is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Historians from Germany
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Carl Gustav Adolf von Harnack was a German Lutheran theologian and prominent church historian. He produced many religious publications from 1873 to 1912. Harnack traced the influence of Hellenistic philosophy on early Christian writing and called on Christians to question the authenticity of ...more

Age: Died at 79 (1851-1930)

Birthplace: Tartu, Estonia

Profession: Historian, Christian Theologian

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Albrecht Goetze is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Historians from Germany
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Albrecht Goetze


Albrecht Ernst Rudolf Goetze was a German-American Hittitologist. Goetze was born in Leipzig, Germany in 1911. His father, Rudolf Goetze, was a psychiatrist. He began studies in Munich in 1915, but left to fight in World War I. Returning in 1918, he received his degree from the University of ...more

Age: Died at 74 (1897-1971)

Profession: Historian


Andreas Fritz Hillgruber was a conservative German historian. Hillgruber was influential as a military and diplomatic historian who played a leading in the Historikerstreit of the 1980s. At his death in 1989, the American historian Francis Loewenheim said: "Andreas Hillgruber was probably the ...more

Age: Died at 64 (1925-1989)

Birthplace: Germany

Profession: Historian

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Arnold Reisman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Historians from Germany
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Age: 82

Profession: Historian, Scientist, Engineer

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