Michael Howard (historian)

English military historian

Sir Michael Eliot Howard OM CH CBE MC FBA FRHistS (29 November 1922 – 30 November 2019) was a British military historian.


Michael Howard

Born
Michael Eliot Howard

(1922-11-29)29 November 1922
Ashmore, Dorset, England
Died30 November 2019(2019-11-30) (aged 97)
EducationWellington College
Alma materChrist Church, Oxford
OccupationHistorian
TitleRegius Professor of Modern History
Term1980–1989
PredecessorHugh Trevor-Roper
SuccessorJohn Elliott
Partner(s)Mark Anthony James (Civil Partnership: 2006 – 2019)[1]
Military career
Allegiance United Kingdom
Service/branch British Army
Years of service1942–1945
RankLieutenant
Service number253901
UnitColdstream Guards
Battles/warsWorld War II
AwardsMilitary Cross

He was a Professor of the History of War, Honorary Fellow of All Souls College, Regius Professor of Modern History at Oxford University, Robert A. Lovett Professor of Military and Naval History at Yale University and founder of the Department of War Studies King's College London.[1]

In 1958, he co-founded the International Institute for Strategic Studies.[2]

Howard was called by Financial Times as "Britain's greatest living historian".[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Howard, Sir Michael (Eliot), (born 29 Nov. 1922), Emeritus Professor of Modern History, University of Oxford, after 1989". Who's Who. 2007. doi:10.1093/ww/9780199540884.013.20910.
  2. Arts, Vanessa Thorpe; correspondent, media (2019-11-30). "Sir Michael Howard, distinguished historian, dies aged 97". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2019-11-30.
  3. Max Hastings (2013-09-13). "Max Hastings' brief history of war". The Financial Times. Retrieved 2013-09-14.