his·to·ri·an /hɪˈstoriən, ˈstɔr, ˈstɑr-/
1. A writer of history; a chronicler; an annalist.
Even the historian takes great liberties with facts. --Sir J. Reynolds.
2. One versed or well informed in history.
Great captains should be good historians. --South.
n : a person who is an authority on history and who studies it
and writes about it [syn: historiographer]