Elliott, John, 1930-2022

Richard Lauren Kagan, past Member in the School of Historical Studies (1976–77, 2006), and Geoffrey Parker have penned a profile of Sir John Huxtable Elliott, Professor in the School of Historical Studies from 1973–90:

"Sir John H. Elliott was the world’s leading expert on the history of early modern Spain and its overseas empire. Recipient of numerous honours and awards, he taught at Cambridge University and King’s College London before becoming professor of history at the Institute for Advanced Study. He returned to Britain in 1991 as Regius Professor of Modern History at Oxford University, retiring in 1997, but remained an active, engaged scholar until his death in March 2022. His legacy includes numerous books, notably his internationally acclaimed The Count-Duke of Olivares: A Statesman in an Age of Decline (1986) and Empires of the Atlantic world: Britain and Spain in America, 1492–1820 (2006). He also trained and inspired dozens of disciples on both sides of the Atlantic."

At IAS, a Membership was named in Elliott's honor in 2016 by the Center for Spain in America. The Membership supports scholars focused on the history and culture of early modern Spain.

Read more at the British Academy.