Richard J. Evans
#1797 Overall Influence

Richard J. Evans

British historian

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Richard J. Evans is the Provost of Gresham College and a highly regarded historian. He earned an M.A. from Jesus College at Oxford and a D.Phil. from St. Antony’s College at Oxford.

He is best known for his work on German history, with multiple academic works to his credit, including The Third Reich Trilogy (The Coming of the Third Reich: How the Nazis Destroyed Democracy and Seized Power in Germany, Third Reich in Power, and The Third Reich at War: How the Nazis Led Germany from Conquest to Disaster) and his most recent book, Eric Hobsbawm: A Life in History.

Evans was knighted as part of the 2012 Birthday Honours and is a founding fellow of the Learned Society of Wales. He was awarded the 1988 Wolfson History Prize, the 1994 Fraenkel Prize in History and the 1993 Civic Medal for Arts and Sciences of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg.

Evans has not been without controversy. His views on the Holocaust and Marxism have drawn both criticism and admiration. He remains active as a lecturer and contributor for the History Channel’s documentaries about Germany and World War II.

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Sir Richard John Evans is a British historian of 19th- and 20th-century Europe with a focus on Germany. He is the author of eighteen books, including his three-volume The Third Reich Trilogy that has been hailed as "brilliant" and "magisterial". Evans was Regius Professor of History at the University of Cambridge from 2008 until his retirement in 2014, and President of Cambridge's Wolfson College from 2010 to 2017. He has been Provost of Gresham College in London since 2014. Evans was appointed Knight Bachelor for services to scholarship in the 2012 Birthday Honours.

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University of London
University of London

Federal research university in London, England

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University of East Anglia
University of East Anglia

University in Norwich, England

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University of Stirling
University of Stirling

University in Scotland

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University of Cambridge
University of Cambridge

Collegiate public research university in Cambridge, England, United Kingdom

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