- a historian, especially one appointed to write an official history of a group, period, or institution.
- an official historian, as of a court, institution, or cultural or learned society.
Origin of historiographer
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Examples from the Web for historiographer
But, let us hear his historiographer, who all this while was at his elbow.
Now, as to the words of the historiographer, speaking in his own person.
He was made gentleman of the chamber and historiographer of France.Voltaire
He was appointed to the post of Historiographer by the Parliament.A Select Collection of Old English Plays (11 of 15)
W. Carew Hazlitt
The only post for which he made a direct application was that of historiographer.Swift
- a historian, esp one concerned with historical method and the writings of other historians
- a historian employed to write the history of a group or public institution