American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A specialist in historiography.
- n. A historian, especially one designated by a group or public institution.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A historian; a writer of history; particularly, in later use, a professional or official historian: a title often conferred by European courts, usually as an honorary distinction, and sometimes by public bodies or institutions.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. An historian; a writer of history; especially, one appointed or designated to write a history; also, a title bestowed by some governments upon historians of distinction.
- n. a person who is an authority on history and who studies it and writes about it
- historiography + -er (Wiktionary)
“Cardinal Pallavicini (d. 1667), known as the historiographer of the Council of Trent, won repute as a dogmatic theologian by several of his writings.”
“He also made a provision whereby each succeeding abbot should have at work one special scribe, called the historiographer, an innovation to which we owe the matchless series of chronicles of Roger of Wendover, Matthew Paris, William Rishanger, and John of Trokelowe.”
“Even more important to the historiographer are the amazing treasures of books and records gathered in the twin cities on the Charles, making a wealth of material for American history, unique in the United”
“Two hundred years later he would have been described as historiographer royal.”
“Andrew Walls, the church historiographer, notes the most striking feature of Christianity at the beginning of the third millennium is that it is ‘predominantly a non-Western religion.’”
“In his article “Between Two Meetings,” the historiographer Getzel Kressel portrayed Bracha Habas as the first professional woman journalist.”
“Dear Israel-Firsters: on points 1. to 7. you won't find a single Israeli historian or historiographer who even remotely accepts these points or has ever accepted them.”
“There's a bit of my mind that acts like an historiand and an historiographer, always.”
“Like most books published in his time, Agrippa's De praecellentia was written in part to attract a patron: it was originally composed in 1509 to win favor from Margaret of Austria, regent of the Habsburg Netherlands, but not presented to her until 1529, when Agrippa had become official historiographer of the Netherlands, which Margaret still administered as regent for her nephew, the Emperor Charles V. Agrippa included De praecellentia in his first published book,”
“Though he had hoped for a higher office, he eventually accepted an appointment as imperial archivist and historiographer.”
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