Charles Homer Haskins( December 21, 1870 - May 14, 1937 )
Charles Homer Haskins was an American historian of the Middle Ages, and advisor to U.S. President Woodrow Wilson. He is widely recognized as the first academic medieval historian in the United States.
Haskins was born in Meadville, Pennsylvania. He was a prodigy, fluent in both Latin and Greek while still a young boy, taught by his father. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University at the age of 16, and then studied in Paris and Berlin. He received a Ph.D. in history from Johns Hopkins University and began teaching there before the age of 20. In 1890, he was appointed instructor at the ">University of Wisconsin, became a full professor in two years, and from 1892-1902 held the European history chair there. In 1902 he moved to Harvard University, where he taught until 1931.