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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 leaders of the 20th century, Churchill was also an officer in the British Army, a historian, a writer, and an artist. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature, and was the first person to be made an honorary citizen of the United States. Churchill was born into the aristocratic family of the Dukes of Marlborough, a branch of the Spencer family. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 91 (1874-1965)

Birthplace: Blenheim Palace, United Kingdom

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#12 on The Most Influential People of the Cold War

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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. Gingrich was a candidate for the 2012 Republican Party presidential nomination. In the 1970s, Gingrich taught history and geography at the University of West Georgia. During this period he ran twice for the United States House of Representatives before winning in November 1978. He served as House Minority Whip from 1989 to 1995. A co-author and architect of the "Contract with America", Gingrich was a ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 74

Birthplace: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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#41 on The Most Influential Politicians in American History

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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 repertoire to include chains, ropes slung from skyscrapers, straitjackets under water, and having to escape from and hold his breath inside a sealed milk can. In 1904, thousands watched as he tried to escape from special handcuffs commissioned by London's Daily Mirror, keeping them in suspense for an hour. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 52 (1874-1926)

Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary

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#1 on The Greatest Famous Magicians

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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 personality, range of interests and achievements, and his leadership of the Progressive Movement, as well as his "cowboy" persona and robust masculinity. Growing up, Roosevelt was a sickly child who suffered from asthma. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 61 (1858-1919)

Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA

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#6 on The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time

#60 on The Most Influential People of All Time

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

#18 on The Most Important Military Leaders In US History

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