Historian Bernard Beilind dies in the United States at the age of 97

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An influential historian from Harvard University, Bernard Beilin, has passed away at the age of 98, according to The Washington Post.

His son John F. Beilin told the publication that his father passed away on August 7 from heart failure at his home in Belmont, Massachusetts.

In his scientific works, Bernard Beilin specialized in the colonial and revolutionary periods of US history. He won the Pulitzer Prize twice for his history books (1968, 1987).

In 2011, President Barack Obama awarded Beilin the National Medal of Merit in the Humanities of the United States. The historian has been a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences since 1963, and since 1994 – a foreign member of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

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