[hi-stawr-ee-og-ruh-fer, -stohr-]
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  1. a historian, especially one appointed to write an official history of a group, period, or institution.
  2. an official historian, as of a court, institution, or cultural or learned society.

Origin of historiographer

1485–95; < Latin historiograph(us) < Greek historiográphos (see history, -o-, -graph) + -er1
Related formshis·to·ri·og·ra·pher·ship, noun
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Examples from the Web for historiographer

Historical Examples of historiographer

  • But, let us hear his historiographer, who all this while was at his elbow.

    Not Paul, But Jesus

    Jeremy Bentham

  • Now, as to the words of the historiographer, speaking in his own person.

    Not Paul, But Jesus

    Jeremy Bentham

  • He was made gentleman of the chamber and historiographer of France.


    John Morley

  • He was appointed to the post of Historiographer by the Parliament.

  • The only post for which he made a direct application was that of historiographer.


    Leslie Stephen

British Dictionary definitions for historiographer


  1. a historian, esp one concerned with historical method and the writings of other historians
  2. a historian employed to write the history of a group or public institution
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