a person who is an authority on history and who studies it and writes about it
A writer of history; a chronicler; an annalist.
One versed or well informed in history.
Origin: From historien
a writer of history; a chronicler; an annalist
one versed or well informed in history
Origin: [F. historien.]
A historian is a person who studies and writes about the past and is regarded as an authority on it. Historians are concerned with the continuous, methodical narrative and research of past events as relating to the human race; as well as the study of all history in time. If the individual is concerned with events preceding written history, the individual is a historian of prehistory. Although "historian" can be used to describe amateur and professional historians alike, it is reserved more recently for those who have acquired graduate degrees in the discipline. Some historians, though, are recognized by publications or training and experience. "Historian" became a professional occupation in the late nineteenth century as research universities were emerging in Germany and elsewhere.
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Rank popularity for the word 'historian' in Nouns Frequency: #1393
The numerical value of historian in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of historian in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
To a historian libraries are food, shelter, and even muse.
The historian must have some conceptions of how men who are not historians behave.
Any event, once it has occurred, can be made to appear inevitable by a competent historian.
Any political historian can give innumerable examples of one percenters who have gone on to success, maybe even Bill Clinton himself?
The hardest thing I had to do as a historian on the topic of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Jews was not to rewrite history based on what we know and believe today.
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- historiadorCatalan, Valencian
- Historiker, HistorikerinGerman
- historiadora, historiadorSpanish
- historiankirjoittaja, historioitsijaFinnish
- historienne, historienFrench
- történész, történetíróHungarian
- storico, storicaItalian
- 歴史家, 史家Japanese
- rerum scriptorLatin
- historikus, ahli sejarah, sejarawan, tarikh, muwarikhMalay
- historicus, geschiedkundigeDutch
- historiógrafo, historiadorPortuguese
- pȍvjesničār, pȍvjesničārkaSerbo-Croatian
- jijenavan, hijenavan, jenavanVolapük
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