Leopold Von Ranke Quote: “You have reckoned that history ought…”

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.

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Name: Leopold Von Ranke
Profession: Historian
Nationality: German
Birthday: December 21, 1795
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