Victor Davis Hanson Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 13 Jun, 2016
Facts of Victor Davis Hanson
Name Victor Davis Hanson
Birth Name Victor Davis Hanson
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Fowler, California,
Ethnicity White
Profession Historian
Net Worth N/A
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Salt and Paper
Famous for Writer, historian, farmer
Married Yes
Married to N/A
Children Pauline Davis Hanson Steinback, William Frank Hanson, Susannah Merry Hanson
Divorce N/A
Education Stanford University, University of California, Santa Cruz
Awards National Humanities Medal
Siblings Alfred Hanson, Nils Hanson
Books The Savior Generals: How Five Great Commanders Saved Wars That Were ...
View more / View Less Facts of Victor Davis Hanson

Victor Davis Hanson is an American columnist, military historian, a scholar of ancient warfare, and former classics professor. He was born on September 5, 1953, and raised in a family farm at Selma, California in the San Joaquin Valley. His father was an educator and college administrator and mother was a lawyer and judge. Along with his fraternal twin Alfred and his older brother Nils he went to public school and graduated from Selma High School. Hanson got his BA from University of California, Santa Cruz and Ph.D. in classics from Stanford University.

Hanson has been a commentator on contemporary politics and modern warfare for The Washington Times, National Review and other media outlets. Since 2004, he has also been a visiting professor at Hillsdale College along with that he was a professor emeritus of classics at California State University, Fresno. Apart from all this he is perhaps best known for his 2001 massive hit book Carnage and Culture: Landmark Battles in the Rise of Western Power. 

Hanson also writes a weekly column associated with Tribune Media Services and has been distributed in The New York Times, The New Criterion, and American Heritage among different publications. In 2006, he began blogging at PJ Media. He is currently working as a Fellow in California Studies at the Claremont Institute and a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution. Not only that he is also working as a professor emeritus at California State University and has created the classics program at that institution.

He was awarded the National Humanities Medal in the year 2007 by President George W. Bush because of his hard work. He is one of the best columnists of all time. His fearless attitude to say what he thinks and ability to share his view about the current affairs, politics and even the politician including Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and so on through his books, article are remarkable.

Preceding towards his personal life he never mentioned about his wife or any information related to her. However, he has a son named William Frank Hanson and also had a daughter Susannah Merry Hanson but unfortunately, he lost his daughter in November 2014 due to illness. She was a wonderful girl and sweetheart of her father. It was a huge loss for Hanson and a most difficult time of his life. 

He has always got success in what he does and it is only because of his passion and dedication towards his work. Though there were lots of obstacles in his professional and personal life he never gave up and remains strong. To know more about him including his personal life, salary, net worth, recent books, and articles and so on the information is provided in his bio. 

Related