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History is the record of past individuals, events, and civilizations. History is many times divided by geography, such as Old World or New World history, and often further divided into national history. History is also often divided by time periods, such as classical antiquity, the medieval period, and the modern period.
History is one of the basic subjects taught in schools, and is often considered to teach lessons that may be applied to the future. Famous historians include Herodotus, Quintus Curtius Rufus, and Vasily Tatishchev.