David M. Nicholas Jr., Kathryn and Calhoun Lemon Professor Emeritus of History, died on November 10, 2020. He retired from Clemson in 2006 after 17 years of service.
He came to Clemson in 1989 from the University of Nebraska, where he had taught for 22 years.
Nicholas was internationally recognized for his research on 14th century Flanders and late medieval Germany. He taught courses in medieval history, the era of the Hundred Years War, pre-modern urbanization, the European family and the history of England to 1688. His love for teaching continued into retirement, where he taught at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, including classes in classical music. He was an accomplished classical pianist and playing piano was one of his favorite hobbies.
Nicholas is survived by his wife of 30 years, Marlene Huff Nicholas; son, Keith Nicholas, and wife, Dong Dong; daughter, Jennifer Nicholas; stepdaughter, Lorie Mathews, and husband, David; stepsons Andy Huff, wife Julie, and Greg Huff, wife Robin; and eight grandchildren.
The services will be private. His full obituary is posted online.