Robert Muchembled (born 4 March 1944) is a French historian. In 1967, he passed the Agrgation in history. In 1985 he was awarded a doctorate for his thesis on attitudes to violence and society in Artois between 1440 and 1600. In 1986 he became Professor of Modern History at Paris 13 University. He has written notably about witchcraft, violence and sexuality.