Biography LInks



(from Multnomah County Library)

Biography Collections

Biographical Dictionaryhttp://www.s9.com/biography/
Formerly named Notable Citizens of Planet Earth, this updated version is a biographical dictionary with over 19,000 people indexed.
Biographyhttp://www.infoplease.com/people.html
More than 30,000 biographies.
Biography.comhttp://www.biography.com/
A database of 25,000 people - past and present.
The Biography Makerhttp://www.bham.wednet.edu/bio/biomaker.htm
"...is like those homework machines we have been hearing about for many years. It is designed to help you convert facts into insights, dull and boring information into fascination and magic."
Colonial Hall: Biographies of the Founding Fathershttp://www.colonialhall.com/biography.php
Biographies of all of the founding fathers who signed the Declaration of Independence. Each is approximately one page long.
Conversations with Historyhttp://globetrotter.berkeley.edu/conversations/
"In these lively and unedited interviews, distinguished men and women from all over the world talk about their lives and their work. They reminisce about their participation in great events, and they share their perspectives on the past and reflect on what the future may hold. Guests include diplomats, statesmen, and soldiers; economists and political analysts; scientists and historians; writers and foreign correspondents; activists and artists."
Dead People Serverhttp://www.dpsinfo.com/dps/
"The Dead People Server is simply a list of interesting celebrities who are long dead, newly dead or might plausibly be dead."
Eric Weisstein's World of Scientific Biographyhttp://scienceworld.wolfram.com/biography/
Biographies of noteworthy people in physics, astronomy, chemistry, and math.
Find a Gravehttp://www.findagrave.com/
View the graves of thousands of famous and not-so-famous people from around the world.
The Founding Fathers: Delegates to the Constitutional Conventionhttp://www.archives.gov/national-archives-experience/charters/constitution_founding_fathers.html
Biographies of each of the 55 delegates to the Constitutional Convention.
Gallery of Achievershttp://www.achievement.org/galleryachieve.html
Biographies of achievers of all fields from around the world.
Historic Figureshttp://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/
From the BBC, this website provides biographies of the movers and shakers of history.
Island of Freedomhttp://www.island-of-freedom.com/
Biographies of nearly 100 theologians, philosophers, poets, composers, and artists.
Jewish Virtual Library: Biographyhttp://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/bios.html
Biographies of hundreds of Jews from around the world.
Lucid Cafe: Alphabetical Indexhttp://www2.lucidcafe.com/lucidcafe/library/alphaindex.html
A number of biographies of famous and noteworthy people.
Matthew Brady's National Portrait Gallery: Comprehensive List of Sittershttp://www.npg.si.edu/exh/brady/gallery/bradindx.html
Matthew Brady took many pictures of famous people during the 1800s. View the pictures and read brief biographies here.
Medieval Peoplehttp://www.netserf.org/People/
Biographies of medieval artists, musicians, authors, religious figures, royalty, nobility, and more.
Meet Amazing Americanshttp://www.americaslibrary.gov/cgi-bin/page.cgi/aa
"Discover the inventors, politicians, performers, activists and other everyday people who made this country what it is today."
PBS Biographieshttp://www.pbs.org/history/history_biographies.html
Biographies prepared by the Public Broadcasting System (PBS).
People Indexhttp://www.hyperhistory.com/online_n2/History_n2/people.html
Very short biographies of people in world history. Especially useful is the clickable timeline.
Spectrum Biographieshttp://www.incwell.com/Biographies/
Biographies and portraits of 34 famous people.
Voice of America Pronunciation Guidehttp://ibb7.ibb.gov/pronunciations/
Need help pronouncing a name? This website has phonetic spellings and audio file pronunciations for hundreds of names.
Who's Alive and Who's Deadhttp://www.whosaliveandwhosdead.com/
"Welcome to Who's Alive and Who's Dead - the website that helps you keep track of which famous people have died and which are still alive!" You can search by career or alphabetically.
Who's Who in American history: Civil War to the Presenthttp://us.history.wisc.edu/hist102/bios/bios.html
Search for famous Americans by name, era, or occupation. There is also a photo gallery.

Sweet Search Biographies

Sweet Search describes their biographies as "profiles and outstanding search results for thousands of famous-or infamous-people from many walks of life, professions and countries, spanning many centuries."