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Biography Resources

Academy of Achievement

Learn more about extraordinary leaders, thinkers and pioneers who have shaped our world.

Authors on the Web

An attempt to bring together literary author biographies available on the World Wide Web. The biographies vary in quality, timeliness, length, and authority.

Biographical directory of U.S. Congress

Directory of information about Congress persons from 1974 - present. Includes a brief biographical sketch, years of service, and party affiliation. Also includes some brief bibliographical information. Searchable by state, position, and name.

Biographies of Women Mathematicians

This is part of an on-going project by students in mathematics classes at Agnes Scott College, in Atlanta, Georgia, to illustrate the numerous achievements of women in the world of mathematics. There are biographical essays of comments on most of the women mathematicians and some photos.

Biography A&E

Searchable index of brief biographical information on 25,000 people.


This site contains a long list of notables, including actors, pioneers, scientists, musicians, authors and more!

Black Inventors

Alphabetical list of inventors with invention and date.

Distinguished Women of Past & Present

Searchable by subject and by name. The "site has biographies of women...writers, educators, scientists, heads of state, politicians, civil rights crusaders, artist, entertainers, and others". Primarily from the past millennium. Also a good site for further links to related information. Biographical sketches are from biographies posted on the Internet by other people and those that were written by the site's creator.

The Invention Dimension

Searchable archives of "Inventor of the Week" biographical sketches produced for MIT's "Invention Dimension" web page. Indexed alphabetically.

Poet's Corner

Biographies, poems, explanations, criticism and more on over 30 poets. Articles vary in length and generally include a portrait, and possible further readings. Articles on more recent figures may include "further readings."

Presidents of the United States

The Internet Public Library site contains "background information, election results, cabinet members, notable events and some points of interest on each of the Presidents.

Presidents of the United States of America

Provides a portrait and biographical sketch of each President, as well as a link to a similar page for each First Lady.

Time's Most Influential People

Time magazine provides a profile of the most influential people of the century.

Voices from the Gaps: Women writers of color

This site relies upon students and scholars from around the world to contribute author "home pages" for women writers of color. Each page represents biographical, critical and bibliographical information about the writer as well as images and quotes pertinent to their life and works.

Who's Alive and Who's Dead?

This site helps you keep track of who is living and who is dead. Include birth date, death date, and cause of death if known.

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