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General

Biography
Includes the searchable text of 15,000 entries from The Cambridge Biographical Encyclopedia.

Encyclopedia Britannica
Free trial for one week.

Dictionary of Biography.
More than 22,000 notable men and women who have shaped our world.

Notable Citizens of Planet Earth Biographical Dictionary
Old name and site for Dictionary of Biography. This link takes you to the new site.

Famous Birthdays

Namebase Index
Over 200,000 citations of references in books to names.

Selected Figures from Recent History
From Infoplease.

Encyclopedia Mythica
If you can have a biography of a mythical person.

Politicians and Rulers

Chiefs of State & Cabinet Members of Foreign Governments
Also includes Ambasssadors to the United States.

Biographies of Selected World Rulers
From Infoplease.

De Imperatoribus Romanis
An Online Encyclopedia of Roman Emperors.

First Ladies of the United States
Biographies and bibliographies.

American Presidency
Feature articles from Grolier Online.

Presidents of the United States (POTUS)
A biographical directory of the 42 men that have been president, from Washington to Bush Junior.

British Prime Ministers
A list of all Prime Ministers since 1721

Royal Genealogies
Genealogies for the members of the royal families of the British Isles

World Rulers
Heads of state and heads of government or de facto leaders of all currently existing countries and territories.

The Political Graveyard
Directory of over 12,000 former United States Presidents and Congressmen, giving the location of their final resting place.

Find A Grave
Gravesites of over 2.5 million famous and non-famous people.

Roman Emperors
A simple list of Roman Emperors

Scientists, Inventors, Nobel Winners

Biographical Dictionary
A directory of biographies of scientists available on the Internet.

BrightSPARCS
Biographical information about people from science, technology & medicine.

American Institute of Physics Center for History of Physics
Biographies of Einstein, Marie Curie, others.

Chronological Index of Women Mathematicians

The Faces of Science: African-Americans in the Sciences
Biographies of past African-American scientists and analysis of the current and future state of African-Americans in the sciences.

Great Canadian Scientists
Biographies of 24 Canadian scientists, mini-bios for over 100 more. You can search by name or discipline, or browse through the list.

Locating Scientists on the WWW
Collection of searchable sites with directory information about scientists. Includes biology, chemistry, virology, and microscopy.

African-American Women Inventors

MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive
A collection of over 1000 biographies of mathematicians, 200 of which are quite detailed.

A Modern History of Blacks in Mathematics
A contemporary list of prominent African-Americans in the field of Mathematics.

Mathematicians of the 17th and 18th Centuries
The lives and works of mathematicians of the 17th and first half of the 18th centuries.

Inventor's Gallery
Aviation pioneers from A-Z

Muslim Scientists and Philosophers
Access biographies of the many Muslim scientists and natural philosophers of the 8th through the 14th centuries.

Muslim Scientists and Scholars
Access a variety of biographies and essays about individual Medieval Muslim scientists and scholars.

Muslim Scientists in The Middle Ages
Contains biographies of the many Medieval Muslim scientists, astronomers, physicians, chemists, mathematicians and geographers.

The National Inventors Hall of Fame
Biographical sketches of great inventors of America. Included: Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, and Eli Whitney.

Nobel Foundation's Web
Contains lists of the 1996 laureates and a searchable database of past laureates.

Nobel Laureates in Physics 1901-1997
A listing of the Nobel Prize in Pysics winners for each year.

Nobel Peace Prize Winners
Nobel Peace Prize winners from 1901-1996 and what they won for.

The Nobel Prize Internet Archive
Information about all of the past Nobel Laureates, organized by prize and year.

Nobel Prizes in Chemistry
List of winners of the Chemistry Nobel Prize, and what they won it for.

Past Notable Women of Computing and Math
Biographies of women who have had an impact in the fields of computing and math.

Women Mathematicians' Biographies

Musicians and Composers

Composer Biographies
Brief biographical sketches of well-known classical composers.

Dr. Estrella's Incredibly Abridged Dictionary of Composers
Chronological listing of famous composers of Western music, with birth and death dates and country of origin.

Classical composer biographies
Biographical info on several of the best-known classical composers.

Unknown composers
Biographical info on several lesser-known (but quality) classical composers.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees
Biographical information on inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Jazz Artists and Composers
Brief biographies of leading jazz musicians, along with midi clips of their music.

Women

100 Celebrated Chinese Women

100 Most Important Women of World History

4000 Years of Women in Science

The Ada Project
The Ada Project is serves as a clearinghouse for information and resources relating to women in computing.

Archives of Women in Science and Engineering

African-American Women Inventors

Australian Women's Archives Project
Biographies of Australian Women.

British Columbia Ministry of Women's Equality

British History The Emancipation of Women 1750-1920

Celebrating Women's Achievements: 21 Pioneers
by the National Library of Canada

A Celebration of Women Writers

Chronological Index of Women Mathematicians

Distinguished Women of Past & Present
Abzug to Zukor, provides short biographies of a page or two.

Gifts of Speech: Women's Speeches from around the World

Encyclopedia of Women's History
Biographical entries for famous women written by K-12 students.

First Ladies of the United States
Biographies and bibliographies.

Women's International Center
Living Legacy Award recipients and other exceptional humanitarians.

Maryams.Net - Muslim Women and Their Islam
Includes biographies of famous Muslim women, a directory of organizations, related links and a wealth of reading material about women and Islam.

National Women's Hall of Fame

Notable Women
Allows users to search for information on about 500 famous women (mostly historical figures).

Past Notable Women of Computing and Math
Biographies of women who have had an impact in the fields of computing and math.

Women in American History
Encyclopedia Britannica article

Women in Architecture
Discusses the role of women in architecture today, specifically to "illustrate the contributions women have made to the profession of architecture."

Women's International Center Biography Index

Women Mathematicians' Biographies

Literary Figures

Authors' Webliography
Biographies, web bibliographies, and other information on authors.

The Literary Menagerie
Provides varied information on many different authors--from popular fiction to 20th century American to 19th century British authors.

Native American Authors
Information on Native North American authors with bibliographies of their published works, biographical information, and links to online resources.

Alpha Ralpha Boulevard
Bibliographies and biographies of science fiction and fantasy writers and artists.

Great Writers and Poets
Links to sites on individual writers.

African-Americans

African American Pioneers
Biographical information about famous African-Americans.

African-American Pioneers
Same name, different site.

The Faces of Science: African-Americans in the Sciences
Biographies of past African-American scientists and analysis of the current and future state of African-Americans in the sciences.

A Modern History of Blacks in Mathematics
A contemporary list of prominent African-Americans in the field of Mathematics.

African-American Women Inventors

Burial Places and Obituaries

Find-A-Grave
Find where 2.5 million famous and non-famous people are buried, alphabetically or geographically.

The Political Graveyard
Amazing directory of over 12,000 former United States Presidents and Congressmen, giving the location of their final resting place.

Obituary Page
Notables who have died since 1994, including days of birth & death.

Social Security Death Index
Contains information on over 50 million deceased Americans who were receiving Social Security benefits at the time of their deaths. Includes name, SS#, date of birth and death, and last residence.

Entertainers

Academy Award Nominations and Winners
Oscar winners and nominees, for any year since 1927. Database from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

The Film 100
The one hundred most influential people in the history of the movies.

Internet Movie Database
Search cast, directors, crew, awards, even character names.

Actors and Actresses
Yahoo's directory of sites..

Horror Movie Database
Biographies & filmographies of horror film actors & directors.

Labor

The Autobiography of Mother Jones
The woman who said "Pray for the dead, and fight like hell for the living".

Socialism and the Labour Movement
Biographies of many people involved in the British labour movement.

Business and Economics

Forbes' 400 Richest People in America
Find out how much money the rich really have. Search by name or net worth. Contains concise yet detailed biographical sketches.

Winners of the John Bates Clark Medal for economists.

Who's Who in Asia
Searchable guide to Asia's most eminent businessmen, including biographical summaries.

Who's who of Russia's rich
Russia's ten most powerful people are seven oligarchs and three regional governors.

Forbes' Billionaires Directory
Search for the world's richest by name, country, or net worth. Each entry includes worth, source of wealth, and short biographical sketch.

Business Personalities
A long list from Infoplease.com.

Great Economists and Their Times
An effort by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.

Dead Economists Society
A list of dead economists with links to their bios and works. Has a conservative/libertarian bent.

Religion

Catholic Saints
FAQs about saints & sainthood, patron saints, saints' days, etc.

Complete List of Popes
Chronological listing of the Roman Catholic Popes, with links to biographies

Popes Through the Ages: The Complete List of Popes
Provides a biography of all 265 Popes of the Roman Catholic Church from 32 AD to the present.

Saints' Biographies
From Fordham University.

Saints Page
Texts on the theology of sainthood, saints' biographies, etc.

History of Islamic Science
Richly illustrated guide to the history of Islamic science provides biographies of the great Muslim thinkers who lived between 750 and 1100 AD.

Muslim Scientists and Philosophers
Access biographies of the many Muslim scientists and natural philosophers of the 8th through the 14th centuries.

About the Prophet Muhammad - USC MSA Islamic Server
Muslim Students Association presents several texts introducing the founder of Islam. Includes biographies, sermons and scholarly discussions.

Companions of the Prophet - Baitu-Salaam
Find biographies and sayings of fifty-nine companions to Muhammad. Courtesy of the Loyola University Muslim Students Association.

Maryams.Net - Muslim Women and Their Islam
Includes biographies of famous Muslim women, a directory of organizations, related links and a wealth of reading material about women and Islam.

Muslim Scientists and Scholars
Access a variety of biographies and essays about individual Medieval Muslim scientists and scholars.

Muslim Scientists in The Middle Ages
Contains biographies of the many Medieval Muslim scientists, astronomers, physicians, chemists, mathematicians and geographers.



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