The Biography Center
11108 biographies, 5486 in English
"The webs best bios" from A&E Television
Biography (InfoPlease Almanac)
More than 30,000 biographies
Biographies, Famous People, Biographical Information at LibrarySpot.com
Lives, the Biography Resource
"The largest guide to biography sites on the Web." If you can't find it here, then it is not on the Web.
The Biography Center
11134 biographies, 5486 in English
Academy of American Poets
"Our site currently includes biographies, photos, and other information on more than 400 poets, with new pages being added all the time."
One of the best web sites on the Internet covering American Literature. Includes biographical information plus, if available, links to full text of author's work. This exceptional resource is part of an online American Literature course taught by Dr. Donna M. Campbell at the Department of English, Washington State University.
Authors: Online Literary Criticism
"The IPL Online Literary Criticism Collection contains 4745 critical and biographical websites about authors and their works that can be browsed by author, by title, or by nationality and literary period." Access the Literary Criticism collection via the Special Collections section in the left-hand menu.
Distinguished Women of the Past and Present
This site has biographies of women who contributed to our culture in many different ways. There are writers, educators, scientists, heads of state, politicians, civil rights crusaders, artists, entertainers, and others. Some were alive hundreds of years ago and some are living today.
"This site contains lists of heads of state and heads of government (and, in certain cases, de facto leaders not occupying either of those formal positions) of all countries and territories, going back to about 1700 in most cases. Also included are the subdivisions of various countries, as well as a selection of international organizations. Recent foreign ministers of all countries are listed separately. "
US Civil War Generals
"This is a concise index to the Generals who fought on both sides of the US Civil War, and has been specifically prepared for the Internet. It is not meant to replace the several excellent biographies and encyclopedias which have been published in print form, and which contain much more information than is intended for this index."
Presidents of the United States (The Whitehouse)
"The President biographies presented here are from the book The Presidents of the United States of America written by Frank Freidel and Hugh S. Sidey (contributing author), published by the White House Historical Association with the cooperation of the National Geographic Society." Also First Lady's Gallery.
Presidents of the United States (Internet Public Library)
"In this resource you will find background information, election results, cabinet members, notable events, and some points of interest on each of the presidents. Links to biographies, historical documents, audio and video files, and other presidential sites are also included to enrich this site."
American Presidents: Life Portraits (CSPAN)
Biographies of American Presidents. Provides information on prominent events during each presidency and significant presidential places. Includes maps.