John Grenville

John Grenville

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<!--(historians are (social) scientists according to a discussion page)-->John Ashley Soames Grenville (11 January 1928 - 7 March 2011) was a historian of the modern world.


Grenville was born Hans Guhrauer in Berlin, Germany on 11 January 1928. In 1939, escaped the Holocaust via Kindertransport. He attended preparatory school in Essex. He attended Cambridge Technical School, then took a gardening job in Peterhouse, Cambridge. He then attended Birkbeck College, University of London and the London School of Economics, where he was awarded a First Class Honors Degree in History and later a PhD. He was awarded the Hutchinson Medal for his PhD. He was later a Commonwealth Fund Fellow at Yale University.

Grenville was a professor and head of the Department of Modern History at Birmingham University from 1969 to 1994. He later worked at Hamburg University and London's Leo Baeck Institute.


John A. S. Grenville PhD Studentship in Modern Jewish History and Culture awarded by the Leo Baeck Institute.


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