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General Biography

Achiever Gallery
Biographies of achievers of all fields from around the world.

A comprehensive listing of links to biographies, many with subcategories created by the reference staff at Multnomah County Library, Oregon.

Biographical Dictionary
Contains information on over 33,000 notable people from ancient times to the present day.

Over 25,000 historical and contemporary biographical sketches that include birth and death dates, photographs as available, and links to other biographies from the web site and Internet sources. Search by name, keyword, category, or browse the entire list alphabetically.

Distinguished Women of Past and Present
Search by name or subject for biographies from Internet sources; international in scope.

Eric Weisstein's World of Scientific Biography
Biographies of some of the great inventors, scientists and radio pioneers.

Eyewitness: History Through the Eyes of Those Who Lived It
Personal narratives and other first-hand sources, organized chronologically from ancient history through World War II.

The Founding Fathers: Delegates to the Constitutional Convention
Biographies of each of the 55 delegates to the Constitutional Convention.

Historic Figures
From the BBC, this site provides biographies of the movers and shakers of history.

Information Please Almanac Online Biographies
Online almanac biographical source: over 30,000 names included in this database. Several biographies are featured each day in the "Today's Birthday" section, plus you can look up people born on your birthday or another day of the year.

Island of Freedom
Provides biographies of theologians, philosophers, poets, composers, and artists.

Meet Amazing Americans
Discover the inventors, politicians, performers, activists and other everyday people who made this country what it is today.

PBS Biographies
Biographies prepared by the Public Broadcasting System (PBS).

Find links to multiple biographical sites. A good source for ethnic biography.

Portrait Gallery: Historical Figures
A selection of portraits of historical figures from the Perry-Castañeda Library, at the University of Texas in Austin. Spans all eras and nationalities.

Texas Biography

Handbook of Texas Online - Biographies
Biographies from the Handbook of Texas.

Portraits of Texas Governors
Biographies of all of the governors of Texas, complete with official portraits, timeline of events, revealing documents, and rare photos.

Texas State Cemetery Honored Texans
Provides biographies of famous Texans buried in the Texas State Cemetery.