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Simon Schama

British historian

1945   -  

country of citizenship: United Kingdom
language of expression: English
educated at: Christ's College, Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School
occupation: art historian, historian, university teacher, screenwriter, writer, television presenter
award received: Commander of the Order of the British Empire, NCR Book Award, St. Louis Literary Award, Wolfson History Prize, Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature


Sir Simon Michael Schama (; born 13 February 1945) is an English historian specialising in art history, Dutch history, Jewish history and French history. He is a University Professor of History and Art History at Columbia University, New York.He first came to public attention with his history of the French Revolution titled Citizens, published in 1989. In the United Kingdom, he is perhaps best known for writing and hosting the 15-part BBC television documentary series A History of Britain broadcast between 2000 and 2002. Schama was knighted in the 2018 Queen's Birthday Honours List.
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