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educator , historian

Theodore K. Rabb, American Historian, educator. Fellow and/or grantee Folger Shakespeare Library, American Philosophical Society, Social Science Research Council, American Council Learned Socs., Guggenheim Foundation, National Endowment for Humanities.


Rabb, Theodore K. was born on March 5, 1937 in Teplice-Sanov, Czechoslovakia. Son of Oskar Kwasnik and Rose (Oliner) Rabinowicz. came to the United States, 1956, naturalized, 1978.


Bachelor of Arts, Queen's College University of Oxford, England, 1958;Master of Arts, Queen's College University of Oxford, 1962;Master of Arts, Princeton University, 1960;Doctor of Philosophy, Princeton University, 1961.


Instructor Stanford University, California, 1961—1962. Instructor Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 1962—1963. Assistant professor Harvard University, Cambridge, 1963—1967.

Member faculty Princeton University, 1967—2007, professor history, 1976—2007. Professor emeritus, 2007. Visiting associate professor Johns Hopkins University, 1969, State University of New York-Binghamton, 1973-1974.

Visitor Institute Advanced Studies, Princeton, 1973, 82. Member national board consultant National Endowment of the Humanities, National Council History Education (chair). New Jersey Committee for Humanities (chair).

Chief historian Renaissance Television Series. Board directors Humanities West, Save Venice, Inc. Juror Rome Prize; consultant in field.



Board Governors Hebrew U. Member American History Association (chairman committee quantitative research history, chairman nominating committee), Social Science History Association (Executive Committee, treasurer), American Association Advancement Humanities (director, secretary-treasurer), National Council History Studies, Community College Humanities Association (steering committee), Royal History Society, International Commission History Parliamentary and Republican Institutions, Renaissance Society American, Hakluyt Society, National Council History Education (chair), Historians Early Modern Europe, Conference British Studies.


Married Tamar Miriam Janowsky, June 7, 1959. Children: Susannah Rabb Bailin, Jonathan Richard, Jeremy David.

Oskar Kwasnik Rabinowicz

Rose (Oliner) Rabinowicz

Tamar Miriam Janowsky

Susannah Rabb Bailin Rabb

Jonathan Richard Rabb

Jeremy David Rabb