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You have reckoned that history ought to judge the past and to instruct the contemporary world as to the future. The present attempt does not yield to that high office. It will merely tell how it really was. ---->>>

He who overcomes himself is divine. Most see their ruin before their eyes; but they go on into it. ---->>>

Every generation is equidistant from God. ---->>>


Nationality: German
Born: December 21, 1795
Die: May 23, 1886
Occupation: Historian

Leopold von Ranke (; German: [ˈʀaŋkə]; 21 December 1795 – 23 May 1886) was a German historian and a founder of modern source-based history. According to Caroline Hoefferle, "Ranke was probably the most important historian to shape [the] historical profession as it emerged in Europe and the United States in the late 19th century (wikipedia)