Jonathan Israel

United Kingdom, 1946

Jonathan Israel is a historian. He was Professor of Dutch History at University College London and has been Professor of Modern European History at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey. Among Israel’s works are The Dutch Republic (1995), Radical Enlightenment (2001), Enlightenment Contested (2006) and Democratic Enlightenment: Philosophy, Revolution, and Human Rights 1750-1790 (2011).