The Historians ClipArt gallery includes 55 portraits of famous historians from throughout history.

(1792-1867) Scottish historian.

Sir Archibald Alison

(1792-1867) Scottish historian.

(1800-1891) Historian and diplomat that wrote a 10 volume History of the United States and established the Naval Academy at Annapolis

George Bancroft

(1800-1891) Historian and diplomat that wrote a 10 volume History of the United States and established…

American historian and statesman, famous for the "Bancroft treaties."

George Bancroft

American historian and statesman, famous for the "Bancroft treaties."

(1778-1868) Lord Henry Peter Brougham, the first Baron Brougham and Vaux, was a British writer, scientist, lawyer, Whig politician and abolitionist. Brougham was responsible for passing the Reform Act of 1832 and the Slavery Abolition Act of 1833.

Lord Henry Brougham

(1778-1868) Lord Henry Peter Brougham, the first Baron Brougham and Vaux, was a British writer, scientist,…

(1771-1810) Charles Brockden Brown is an American novelist, historian, and magazine editor of the Early National period.

Charles B. Brown

(1771-1810) Charles Brockden Brown is an American novelist, historian, and magazine editor of the Early…

Ernst Curtius (September 2, 1814 – July 11, 1896) was a German archaeologist and historian.

Ernst Curtius

Ernst Curtius (September 2, 1814 – July 11, 1896) was a German archaeologist and historian.

John William Draper (May 5, 1811, - January 4, 1882) was an American (English-born) scientist, philosopher, physician, chemist, historian, and photographer.

John William Draper

John William Draper (May 5, 1811, - January 4, 1882) was an American (English-born) scientist, philosopher,…

(1842-1901) Historian and philosopher who lectured across America lecturing on scientific, philosophic, historical thoughts such as evolution.

John Fiske

(1842-1901) Historian and philosopher who lectured across America lecturing on scientific, philosophic,…

John Fiske (1842 - 1901), born Edmund Fisk Green, was an American philosopher and historian.

John Fiske

John Fiske (1842 - 1901), born Edmund Fisk Green, was an American philosopher and historian.

(1842-1901) American historian, lecturer, and philosopher who helped make ideas of great thinkers better understood.

John Fiske

(1842-1901) American historian, lecturer, and philosopher who helped make ideas of great thinkers better…

(1818-1894) British writer and historian who wrote the History of England and the controversial novel the Nemesis of Faith

James A. Froude

(1818-1894) British writer and historian who wrote the History of England and the controversial novel…

Edward Gibbon (April 27, 1737 - January 16, 1794) was an English historian and Member of Parliament. His most important work, <em>The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire</em>, was published in six volumes between 1776 and 1788.

Edward Gibbon

Edward Gibbon (April 27, 1737 - January 16, 1794) was an English historian and Member of Parliament.…

(1838-1905) Journalist, historian, poet laureate and paved the way for the building of the Panama Canal.

John Hay

(1838-1905) Journalist, historian, poet laureate and paved the way for the building of the Panama Canal.

(c. 484-424 B.C.) Ancient Greek writer and historian.

Herodotus

(c. 484-424 B.C.) Ancient Greek writer and historian.

(c. 484-424 B.C.) Ancient Greek writer and historian.

Herodotus

(c. 484-424 B.C.) Ancient Greek writer and historian.

"The first writer who deserves the name of a historian is Herodotus, hence called the Father of History. Herodotus was born in the Dorian colony of Halicarnassus in Caria, in the year 484 B.C., and accordingly about the time of the Persian expeditions to Greece." &mdash; Smith, 1882

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"The first writer who deserves the name of a historian is Herodotus, hence called the Father of History.…

Herodotus of Halicarnassus was a Greek historian who lived in the 5th century BC (c. 484 BC&ndash;c. 425 BC) and is regarded as the "Father of History" in Western culture. He was the first historian to collect his materials systematically, test their accuracy to a certain extent and arrange them in a well-constructed and vivid narrative.

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Herodotus of Halicarnassus was a Greek historian who lived in the 5th century BC (c. 484 BC–c.…

David Hume, English historian and philosopher.

David Hume

David Hume, English historian and philosopher.

Washington Irving (April 3, 1783 – November 28, 1859) was an American author, essayist, biographer and historian of the early 19th century.

Washington Irving

Washington Irving (April 3, 1783 – November 28, 1859) was an American author, essayist, biographer…

(1483-1552) Historian, author, and bishop of Nocera.

Paulus Jovius

(1483-1552) Historian, author, and bishop of Nocera.

(1838-1903) Irish historian and philosopher

William E. H. Lecky

(1838-1903) Irish historian and philosopher

(59 B.C.- A.D.17) Roman historian who wrote 142 books regarding the entire history of Rome. This work is the foundation of historical writings.

Livy

(59 B.C.- A.D.17) Roman historian who wrote 142 books regarding the entire history of Rome. This work…

Henry Cabot Lodge (May 12, 1850 – November 9, 1924) was an American statesman, a Republican politician, and a noted historian. Senator from Massachusetts.

Henry Cabot Lodge

Henry Cabot Lodge (May 12, 1850 – November 9, 1924) was an American statesman, a Republican politician,…

(1800-1859) English historian

Lord Macaulay

(1800-1859) English historian

"(1800-1859), an English historian, essayist and statesman, celebrated for the brilliance of his prose style." -Foster, 1921

Lord Thomas Babington Macaulay

"(1800-1859), an English historian, essayist and statesman, celebrated for the brilliance of his prose…

(1800-1859) English essayist, critic, and historian

Thomas B. Macaulay

(1800-1859) English essayist, critic, and historian

A nineteenth century British poet, historian and Whig politician. He wrote extensively as an essayist and reviewer, and on British history.

Thomas Macauley

A nineteenth century British poet, historian and Whig politician. He wrote extensively as an essayist…

(1830- ) Irish historian and novelist

Justin McCarthy

(1830- ) Irish historian and novelist

McCarthy was an Irish politician, historian and novelist.

Justin McCarthy

McCarthy was an Irish politician, historian and novelist.

A noted historian, born at Garding, Germany, Nov. 30, 1817; died Nov. 1, 1903.

Mommsen

A noted historian, born at Garding, Germany, Nov. 30, 1817; died Nov. 1, 1903.

Christian Matthias Theodor Mommsen (30 November 1817 &ndash; 1 November 1903) was a German classical scholar, historian, jurist, journalist, politician, archaeologist, and writer generally regarded as the greatest classicist of the 19th century. His work regarding Roman history is still of fundamental importance for contemporary research. He received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1902, and was also a prominent German politician, as a member of the Prussian and German parliaments. His works on Roman law and on the law of obligations had a significant impact on the German civil code.

Theodor Mommsen

Christian Matthias Theodor Mommsen (30 November 1817 – 1 November 1903) was a German classical…

(1817-1903) German historian and archaeologist most celebrated for his work with Roman history.

Theodor Mommsen

(1817-1903) German historian and archaeologist most celebrated for his work with Roman history.

A diplomatist and historian, born in Dorchester, now a part of Boston, Mass., April 15, 1814; died in Dorsetshire England, May 19, 1877.

John Motley

A diplomatist and historian, born in Dorchester, now a part of Boston, Mass., April 15, 1814; died in…

(1814-1877) American historian and Harvard graduate most noted for his works on the Netherlands.

John Lothrop Motley

(1814-1877) American historian and Harvard graduate most noted for his works on the Netherlands.

(1823-1893) American historian

Francis Parkman

(1823-1893) American historian

Francis Parkman (September 16, 1823 &ndash; November 8, 1893) was an American historian, best known as author of <em>The Oregon Trail: Sketches of Prairie and Rocky-Mountain Life</em> and his monumental seven volume <em>France and England in North America</em>.

Francis Parkman

Francis Parkman (September 16, 1823 – November 8, 1893) was an American historian, best known…

(1823-1893) American historian and Harvard graduate.

Francis Parkman

(1823-1893) American historian and Harvard graduate.

A noted historian, born in Salem, Mass., May 4, 1796; died in Boston, Mass., Jan. 28, 1859.

William Prescott

A noted historian, born in Salem, Mass., May 4, 1796; died in Boston, Mass., Jan. 28, 1859.

An American historian; born in Salem, Mass., May 4, 1796, the son of a distinguished lawyer and statesman, and grandson of Col. William Prescott, an officer of the Independence War.

William H Prescott

An American historian; born in Salem, Mass., May 4, 1796, the son of a distinguished lawyer and statesman,…

William Hickling Prescott (May 4, 1796 &ndash; January 29, 1859) was an American historian.

William H. Prescott

William Hickling Prescott (May 4, 1796 – January 29, 1859) was an American historian.

(1796-1859) "American historian of Spanish conquests in America." -Foster, 1921

William H. Prescott

(1796-1859) "American historian of Spanish conquests in America." -Foster, 1921

A French historian and philosopher; born near Bourg, France, Feb. 17, 1803.

Edgar Quinet

A French historian and philosopher; born near Bourg, France, Feb. 17, 1803.

(1749-1815) Historian and physician who served as a South Carolina delegate to the Continental Congress.

David Ramsay

(1749-1815) Historian and physician who served as a South Carolina delegate to the Continental Congress.

A German historian, frequently considered the founder of "scientific" history. Ranke set the tone for much of later historical writing, introducing such ideas as reliance on primary sources, an emphasis on narrative history and especially international politics and a commitment to writing history.

Leopold Ranke

A German historian, frequently considered the founder of "scientific" history. Ranke set the tone for…

(1823-1910) English historian.

Goldwin Smith

(1823-1910) English historian.

(471 B.C.- ?) Great historian of the Peloponnesian War

Thucydides

(471 B.C.- ?) Great historian of the Peloponnesian War

An eminent historian, born in Athens, Greece, about 471; died about 400 B.C. He was a son of Olorus, and studied oratory under Antiphon and philosophy under Anaxagoras.

Thucydides

An eminent historian, born in Athens, Greece, about 471; died about 400 B.C. He was a son of Olorus,…

"Thucydides, the greatest of the Greek historians, was an Athenian, and was born in the year 471 B.C. His family was connected with that of Miltiades and Cimon. He possessed gold mines in Thrace, and enjoyed great influence in that country." &mdash; Smith, 1882

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"Thucydides, the greatest of the Greek historians, was an Athenian, and was born in the year 471 B.C.…

Thucydides was a Greek historian and author of the History of the Peloponnesian War, which recounts the 5th century B.C. war between Sparta and Athens to the year 411 B.C. Thucydides has been dubbed the father of "scientific history" due to his strict standards of evidence-gathering and analysis in terms of cause and effect without reference to intervention by the gods, as outlined in his introduction to his work.

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Thucydides was a Greek historian and author of the History of the Peloponnesian War, which recounts…

(1694-1778) French poet, historian, and philosopher

Voltaire (Francois Marie Abouet)

(1694-1778) French poet, historian, and philosopher

(1694-1778) French poet, historian, and philosopher

Voltaire (Francois Marie Abouet)

(1694-1778) French poet, historian, and philosopher

Andrew Dickson White (November 7, 1832 – November 4, 1918) was a U.S. diplomat, author, and educator, best known as the co-founder of Cornell University. In 1869 White gave a lecture on "The Battle-Fields of Science", arguing that history showed the negative outcomes resulting from any attempt on the part of religion to interfere with the progress of science. Over the next 30 years he refined his analysis, expanding his case studies to include nearly every field of science over the entire history of Christianity, but also narrowing his target from "religion" through "ecclesiasticism" to "dogmatic theology."

Andrew Dickson White

Andrew Dickson White (November 7, 1832 – November 4, 1918) was a U.S. diplomat, author, and educator,…

Marinus Willett (July 31, 1740 – August 22, 1830) was an American soldier and political leader from New York. He was characterized by historian Mark M. Boatner as "one of the truly outstanding American leaders of the Revolution." Marinus Willett served in the militia during the French and Indian War. He received a commission as 2nd lieutenant in a New York regiment under the command of Oliver DeLancey Sr. which took part in General James Abercrombie's expedition to Fort Ticonderoga in 1758. During the early stages of the American Revolution, Willett became an informal leader of the Sons of Liberty in New York City.

Marinus Willett

Marinus Willett (July 31, 1740 – August 22, 1830) was an American soldier and political leader from…

(1717-1768) German archeologist and art historian. Author of <I>History of the art of Antiquity.</em>

Johann Joachim Winckelmann

(1717-1768) German archeologist and art historian. Author of History of the art of Antiquity.

(1831-1897) American historian and librarian

Justin Winsor

(1831-1897) American historian and librarian