Donald Kagan

American historian (1932-2021)

Donald Kagan (/ˈkɡən/; May 1, 1932 – August 6, 2021) was a Lithuanian-born American historian. He worked at Yale University focusing in ancient Greece. He was known for writing about the Peloponnesian War. He also taught at Cornell University. Kagan was born in Kuršėnai, Lithuania and was raised in New York City. He was seen as a neo-conservative.

Donald Kagan

Kagan died on August 6, 2021 at a retirement home in Washington, D.C. at the age of 89.[1]


  1. "Donald Kagan, leading neo-conservative historian, dead at 89". Times of Israel. Retrieved August 11, 2021.