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Provided by the A&E TV program, Biography, this site features thousands of excellent, brief biographies of people who have left their mark on history. Includes "Born This Day," and "This Week's Top 10 Bios" features.
Said to contain over 18,000 records, containing brief bits of information about notable people from ancient times to the present day. Includes the Master Biographer challenge.
This page, which is maintained at the Multnomah County Pulic Library in Oregon, is a comprehensive list of links to biographical sites. Some of the subtopics include: Biography Megasites; African Americans; Artists, Musicians and Performers; Astronauts; Athletes; Authors; Canadians; Computer Industry; Explorers; Heroes; Hispanics; Industrialists; Inventors; Lewis & Clark; Mathematicians; Native Americans; Nobel Prize Laureates; Oregon Biographies; Playwrights; Pioneers; Presidents & First Ladies; Religious Figures; Rulers & Leaders; Scientists; Trappers, Traders, Frontiers & Mountain Men; Twentieth Century; Women; and, Women of the West.
Time magazine's choice for the mst influential people of the twentieth century. Categories include:  Leaders & Revolutionaries: Twenty people who helped define the century's political and social fabric; Artists & Entertainers: Twenty pioneers of human expression who enlightened and enlivened us; Builders & Titans: Twenty innovators who changed how the world works; Scientists & Thinkers: Twenty people who overthrew our inherited ideas about logic, language, learning, mathematics, economics and even space and time; Heroes & Icons: Twenty people who exemplify courage, selflessness, exuberance, superhuman ability and amazing grace; Person of the Century: Albert Einstein.
This library Web page has links to many of the one thousand people considered to be the most important of the years from 1000 to 2000 according the the authors of the book, 1000 People of the Millennium.
From the American National Biography, published by the Oxford University Press, this site presents a new biography each day of a notable American personality. "Check back often to learn details of the lives of people who have shaped the American nation and contributed to American culture."
"Who 2? is the fastest way to find famous people online. Who 2? is not a ratings service. We simply sift through the Web and pick out the sites we think you're most likely looking for. If you're searching for Pamela Anderson Lee, that means swimsuit photos. If you're looking for Albert Einstein, that means physics sites. (Though if you have any swimsuit shots of Einstein, we'd like to see them.) The links are chosen by our writers and editors on a case-by-case basis."
Information on the lives of approximately 50 women who have been famous. Brief, but useful. (University of Maryland)
Biographies Archive - http://www.lucidcafe.com/library/categoryindex.html
From an Internet "café" browse this list of famous folks arranged by category. Categories include: Rules For Life; Great Flying Machines; Real Life Adventures; American Presidents; American Presidents' Wives; American Founding Fathers; Architects; Artists; Astronauts; Authors; Aviation/Aerospace; Civil-Rights Activists; Composers & Musicians; Entertainers; Explorers & Frontiersmen; Humanitarians; Inventors; Journalists; Jurists; Kings & Queens; Medicine; Military Figures; Nobel Prize Winners; Philosophers; Playwrights; Poets; Leaders; Religion & Ethics; and, Science & Technology. (Lucidcafé)
Interesting personal collection of online biographies, gathered according to the webmaster's opinion of "people whose ideas on how and where the world is - and should be - evolving - are [still] on the cutting edge." Includes links to books or writings by the person written about, as well as additional links. Try the experimental new thinkers site.
Women are, and always have been, scientists. This site lists over 125 names from our scientific and technical past.
Find articles about currently well-known people. Includes a search engine that helps you find particular people in past issues. (Our subscriber number is 1362 7008 720)
Bartleby.com, a huge database of full-text materials online, provides this collection of all the inaugural addresses of the U.S. Presidents.
"America has never forgotten Benjamin Franklin because he did both. He lived these words of wisdom by writing as much as he possibly could and by doing even more. He became famous for being a scientist, an inventor, a statesman, a printer, a philosopher, a musician, and an economist. Today, we honor Ben Franklin as one of our Founding Fathers and as one of America's greatest citizens." (The Franklin Institute)
"The complete Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress consists of approximately 20,000 documents. The collection is organized into three "General Correspondence" series which include incoming and outgoing correspondence and enclosures, drafts of speeches, and notes and printed material. Most of the 20,000 items are from the 1850s through Lincoln's presidential years, 1860-65. Treasures include Lincoln's draft of the Emancipation Proclamation, his March 4, 1865, draft of his second Inaugural Address, and his August 23, 1864, memorandum expressing his expectation of being defeated for re-election in the upcoming presidential contest.... In its online presentation, the Abraham Lincoln Papers comprises approximately 61,000 images and 10,000 transcriptions."
The Library's page of links to resources on the Internet about the life of one of the most famous Americans of the 20th century.