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Bernard Bailyn
Born (1922-09-09)September 9, 1922
Died August 7, 2020(2020-08-07) (aged 97)
Nationality American
Alma mater Williams College
Harvard University
Awards Pulitzer Prize for History (1968, 1987)
Bancroft Prize (1968)
Scientific career
Fields American history
Institutions Harvard University
Doctoral students Gordon S. Wood, Pauline Maier

Bernard Bailyn (9 September 1922 – 7 August 2020) was an American historian, author, and professor specializing in U.S. Colonial and Revolutionary-era History. He was a professor at Harvard University from 1953 until his death. Bailyn won the Pulitzer Prize for History twice (in 1968 and 1987).

In 1998 the National Endowment for the Humanities selected him for the Jefferson Lecture. He was a recipient of the 2010 National Humanities Medal.

Bailyn died of heart failure at his home in Belmont, Massachusetts on August 7, 2020 at the age of 97.

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