Donald Cameron Watt
Donald Cameron Watt, c. 1980
Born17 May 1928
Died30 October 2014
EducationRugby School
Alma materOriel College, Oxford
  • Marianne Grau
  • Felicia Stanley
Children1 son

Donald Cameron Watt (17 May 1928 – 30 October 2014) was a British historian.

Early life

Donald Cameron Watt was a chorister in the Choir of King's College, Cambridge, and then was educated at Rugby School.[1][2] He read Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Oriel College, Oxford, graduating from Oxford University with a bachelor's degree in 1951.[1]


Watt served as a Professor of International History at the London School of Economics,[2] where he served as the Head of the Department and Stevenson Chair of International History from 1981 to 1993.[1]

Watt edited Survey of International Affairs at Chatham House from 1962 to 1971.[1] He was the author or co-author of 25 books.[1] He won the Wolfson History Prize in 1990.[1]

Personal life and death

Watt was married twice. He first married Marianne Grau in 1951, and they had a son.[1] After she died in 1962, he married Felicia Stanley. She predeceased him in 1997.[1]

Watt died on 30 October 2014.[1] He was 86 years old.[1]



  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Professsor Donald Cameron Watt - obituary". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 1 July 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Professor Donald Cameron Watt". The Times. 4 February 2015. Retrieved 1 July 2016.