Ever wondered about historians you may not have heard of? This channel features articles about a large group of notable historians.

Jean Froissart

Froissart, Jean (1333 - 1400), a French historian and poet. In Chronicles of France, England, Scotland, and Spain he gives a colorful but not entirely reliable account of events from 1326 to 1400, including the first part of the Hundred Years' War.

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  • Baron de la Brede et de Montesquieu

    Baron de la Brede et de Montesquieu

    Montesquieu, Charles Louis de Secondat, Baron de la Brede et de (1689 - 1755), a French political philosopher. See more »

  • Barthold G. Niebuhr

    Barthold G. Niebuhr

    Niebuhr, Barthold Georg (1776-1831), a German historian and author of History of Rome. He also discovered and helped to decipher fragments from the writings of Cicero, Livy, and other classical authors. See more »

  • Geoffrey of Monmouth

    Geoffrey of Monmouth

    Geoffrey of Monmouth (1100 - 1154), an English writer and historian. See more »

  • Saint Bede

    Saint Bede

    Bede, Beda, or Baeda, Saint (672 or 673 - 735), an English scholar, called "the Venerable Bede." He was probably the most learned man of his day. See more »

  • Schlegel


    Schlegel, the family name of two German critics and writers who were brothers. Leaders of the Romantic movement in German literature, they founded and edited Athenaeum (1798 - 1800), the journal of the Romantic school of German writers. See more »

  • Thomas Carlyle

    Thomas Carlyle

    Carlyle, Thomas (1795--1881), a Scottish critic, essayist, and historian. He was one of the most influential British writers of the 19th century. See more »

  • Trevelyan


    Trevelyan, the name of two British historians, father and son. See more »

  • Adolphe Thiers

    Adolphe Thiers

    Thiers, (Louis) Adolphe (1797 - 1877), a French statesman and historian. For many years a notable figure in French politics, he helped start the Revolution of 1830 (in which Charles X was dethroned) and headed the government following the revolution against Napoleon III in 1870. See more »

  • Alcuin


    Alcuin, (735-804), an English theologian, philosopher, and scholar. As adviser to the Frankish king Charlemagne on educational, cultural, and church affairs, he helped to bring about a revival of learning in Europe. See more »

  • Alphonse de Lamartine

    Alphonse de Lamartine

    Lamartine, Alphonse de (1790 - 1869), a French poet and statesman. His Poetic Meditations (1820) is often credited with beginning the Romantic movement in French poetry. See more »

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