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List of famous male historians, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male historians list contains the most prominent and top males known for being historians. There are thousand of males 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 male aspiring to be a historian then the people below should give you inspiration.

People on this list include Philip Wayne Powell and W.W. Law.

While this isn't a list of all male historians, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male historians?" and "Who are the best male historians?"
Winston Churchill is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Historians
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Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, KG, OM, CH, TD, DL, FRS, RA was a British politician who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. Widely regarded as one of the greatest wartime leaders of the 20th century, Churchill was also an officer in the ...more

Age: Died at 91 (1874-1965)

Birthplace: Blenheim Palace, United Kingdom

Profession: Statesman, Painter, Politician, Journalist, Orator, + more

Credits: Young Winston, Churchill's People, The First World War, The Finest Hours

Also Ranked

#7 on The Most Enlightened Leaders in World History

#44 on The Most Influential People of All Time

#23 on The Most Important Leaders in World History

#49 on Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person

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Newt Gingrich is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Historians
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Newton Leroy "Newt" Gingrich is an American politician, historian, author and political consultant. He represented Georgia's 6th congressional district as a Republican from 1979 until his resignation in 1999, and served as the 58th Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1995 to 1999. ...more

Age: 73

Birthplace: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Profession: Businessperson, Politician, Educator, Historian, Film Producer, + more

Credits: The O'Reilly Factor, An Inconsistent Truth, Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed, Hold at All Costs: The Story of the Battle of Outpost Harry

Also Ranked

#51 on The Most Influential Politicians in American History

#17 on The Best Code Names the Secret Service Has Ever Used

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Harry Houdini is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Historians
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Harry Houdini was a Hungarian-American illusionist and stunt performer, noted for his sensational escape acts. He first attracted notice in vaudeville in the US and then as "Harry Handcuff Houdini" on a tour of Europe, where he challenged police forces to keep him locked up. Soon he extended his ...more

Age: Died at 52 (1874-1926)

Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary

Profession: Pilot, Stunt Performer, Historian, Film Producer, Actor, + more

Credits: Haldane of the Secret Service, The Man from Beyond, The Grim Game, Terror Island

Also Ranked

#1 on The Greatest Famous Magicians

#32 on Historical Figures You Most Want to Bring Back from the Dead

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Theodore Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Historians
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Theodore "T.R." Roosevelt Jr. was an American politician, author, naturalist, soldier, explorer, and historian who served as the 26th President of the United States. He was a leader of the Republican Party and founder of the Progressive Party insurgency of 1912. He is known for his exuberant ...more

Age: Died at 61 (1858-1919)

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

Profession: Statesman, Politician, Police officer, Historian, Conservationist, + more

Credits: Womanhood, the Glory of the Nation, President McKinley Inauguration

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#11 on The Most Important Military Leaders In US History

#5 on The Most Enlightened Leaders in World History

#17 on The Most Important Leaders in U.S. History

#8 on The Best Two-Term U.S. Presidents

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