Victor Davis Hanson is an American classicist, military historian, and political commentator. He has been a commentator on modern and ancient warfare and contemporary politics for The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, National Review, The Washington Times and other media outlets. He is a professor emeritus of Classics at  California State University, Fresno, the Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow in classics and military history at the Hoover Institution, and visiting professor at Hillsdale College. In 2007, Hanson was awarded the National Humanities Medal by President George W. Bush, and was a presidential appointee in 2007–2008 on the American Battle Monuments Commission.

Birth Name

Victor Davis Hanson




Classicist, Military Historian, Political Commentator



Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Victor Davis Hanson was born on the 5th of September 1953, in Flower, California, United States.


He’s currently 69 years old.

Sun Sign




He has Swedish-Welsh ancestry.




Hanson attended public schools and graduated from Selma High School. In 1975, Hanson received his B.A. with highest honors in classics and general college honors, from Cowell College, at the University of California, Santa Cruz and in 1980, his PhD in classics from Stanford University.

Family Details

  • Father –  Allen Hanson  (Farmer, Educator and Junior college administrator)
  • Mother – Pauline Davis Hanson (Lawyer)
  • Siblings –  Nels Hanson (Older Brother) (Writer, Fraternal), Alfred Hanson (Older Brother) (Farmer and Biologist)

Marital Status



Girlfriend / Spouse

Victor Davis Hanson has dated –

  • Cara Hansen – Victor is married to Kara Hansen. The couple has three children, Pauline Davis Hanson Steinback, Susannah Merry Hanson, and William Frank Hanson.

Physical Statistics


  • In feet – 5 feet 10 inches
  • In centimeters – 179 cm
  • In meters – 1.79 m


  • In Kilograms – 76 kg
  • In Pounds – 168 lbs

Body Build


Eye Color

Light brown

Hair Color


Shoe Size

He wears a size 11 (US) shoe.



Professional Statistics

Famous For

Victor became known as a American classicist, military historian, and political commentator. He is a well-known author who has written several important books on American history. Hanson’s political views make him a fearless individual who does not fear anyone in positions of power in the country. He did not even think of attacking former President Barack Obama and his administration. Hanson’s knowledge is not limited to him.

Professional career

Hanson is a noted American commentator and author. He received the Excellence in Teaching Award from the American Philological Association. It is an honorable recognition given to the top Greek and Latin professors in the USA.

Davis has also served as a board member of the Bradley Foundation. In 1984, he became a professor at California State University and the Hoover Institution of Stanford University. In 2001, The personality started writing columns in National Review Online . In 2004, He also wrote for Tribune Content Agency.

Moreover, Victor has also written influential articles in notable media outlets like The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Times Literary Supplement, The Daily Telegraph, American Heritage, and The New Criterion. The professor’s subjects are military history, ancient warfare, ancient agrarianism, classics, and politics.

Hanson is also a reputed author who has delivered masterpieces in his career. In 1983, Warfare and Agriculture was his Ph.D. thesis that was published. In 1989, His book titled The Western Way of War was published. In 1995, Hanson released his next book named The Other Greeks.

Victor Davis Hanson Net worth

Victor Davis Hanson has an estimated net worth of $4 million dollars as of 2023.

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Some Lesser Known Facts About Victor Davis Hanson

  • Hanson, a Protestant who is of Swedish and Welsh descent, grew up on his grandfather’s grape farm outside Selma, California in the San Joaquin Valley, and has worked there most of his life.
  • His mother, Pauline Davis Hanson, was a lawyer and a California superior court and state appeals court justice, his father was a farmer, educator and junior college administrator. Along with his older brother Nels Hanson, a writer, and fraternal twin Alfred Hanson, a farmer and biologist.
  • Victor won the Raphael Demos scholarship at the College Year in Athens (1973–74) and was a regular member of the American School of Classical Studies, Athens, 1978–79.
  • He teaches Classics and History at California State University and the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. Victor Davis Hanson is also a visiting professor at Hillsdale College.
  • Davis has worked as a journalist for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, National Review, The Washington Times, and other publications.
  • He is a well-known author who has written several important books on American history. Victor has made writings such as Warfare and Agriculture, which he wrote as his 1983 PhD thesis.
  • Hanson was at one point a registered member of the Democratic Party but is a conservative who voted for George W. Bush in the 2000 and 2004 elections.
  • In 2007, Victor earned the National Humanities Medal from former President George W. Bush for his achievements in all areas of his career.
  • Hanson was a critic of President Barack Obama. In 2014, He criticized the Obama administration for appeasing Iran and Russia, and blamed Obama for the outbreak of the war in Ukraine.
  • In 2020, Victor is a registered independent. He defended George W. Bush and his policies, especially the Iraq War.


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