Donald Cameron Watt
Donald Cameron Watt, c1980 (4438441126).jpg
Donald Cameron Watt, c. 1980
Born17 May 1928
Died30 October 2014
EducationRugby School
Alma materOriel College, Oxford
Spouse(s)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.