his·​to·​ri·​og·​ra·​pher hi-ˌstȯr-ē-ˈä-grə-fər How to pronounce historiographer (audio)

Examples of historiographer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web What historic challenges do the race, gender, and class obsessions of American historiographers prepare us for today? Rich Lowry, National Review, 24 Oct. 2019 Mabel Rosenheck is a writer, historian, and historiographer with a PhD in media studies from Northwestern University. Mabel, Longreads, 28 July 2017

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Word History


Middle French historiographeur, from Late Latin historiographus, from Greek historiographos, from historia + graphein to write — more at carve

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of historiographer was in the 15th century

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“Historiographer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/historiographer. Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

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