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Victor Kiernan Biography, Age, Death, Height, Weight, Family, Wiki & More

Updated On : September 4, 2018

Short Biography

Victor Kiernan was born on 04-09-1913 in Lancashire, United Kingdom. He was a British Historian, Writer & Author.


Other Name: Edward Victor Gordon Kiernan
Other Professions: Writer Author
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Victor Kiernan Complete Bio & Career

Born as Edward Victor Gordon Kiernan, he was a Marxist Historian from Britain. He is often considered as one of the well-known global historians. He was a member of the Communist Party Historians Group. 
 
He attended Manchester Grammar School on scholarship, where he developed an interest in the classics. He obtained scholarships to attend Trinity College in Cambridge. He obtained Bachelors Degree and Masters Degree in History. He joined the Communist Party in 1934. He was greatly influenced by an Economics lecturer in Cambridge, Maurice Dobb. Kiernan later moved to India to keep up with his political activities while also teaching at the Aitchison College in Lahore and Sikh National College. After completing his fellowship at Cambridge in  1946, he was offered a lecturer job at the University of Edinburgh in 1948. Later in 1970, he was offered a Personal Chair in Modern History. He is widely recognized for his contributions with regard to the post-war boom of British Marxist histography which has drastically transformed and improved the understanding of social history. He is also considered as one of the Britain’s greatest leaders in the ideological war against the empire. 
 
He has also written several books including ‘Shakespeare: Poet and Citizen’, ‘Eight Tragedies of Shakespeare’, and ‘Horace: Poetics and Politics’. Apart from Western literature, he has also translated a few classical Urdu poetry to English. 

Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

Victor Kiernan died on 17-02-2009 in Stow, Scotland, UK. He died peacefully in asleep at age of 95.

DEATHDAY DEATH PLACE DEATH COUNTRY
17 February, 2009 (Wednesday) Stow, Galashiels, Scotland United Kingdom

Life's Important Dates Of Victor Kiernan

Body Measurements

Chest Size 42
Biceps Size 15
Waist Size 32
Skin Colour Fair
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black

Victor Kiernan Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

Victor Kiernan was 95 years, 5 months & 13 days old age.