and Actresses--Yahoo's index
Dictionary-- thousands of capsule biographies of people from
the ancient world to the present.
of Famous Women--an outstanding site. Search by name or by
field of endeavor.
Search for brief biographical sketches of over 15,000 people in all
fields of endeavor, past and present.
Saints-- FAQ about saints and sainthood, patron saints
arranged by their area of specialization, saints' days, etc.
List of Popes--biographies from the Catholic Encyclopedia.
Biographical Directory, 1774-present-- this contains brief
biographical sketches, bibliography
Directory: Current Congress -- contains members of
Congress, Biographies, Office Listings, and District Descriptions
arranged by state.
Database -- "a new database for the public to find
information about state governors going all the way back to colonial
times." Searchable by name and state (a state search brings up
all its governors). You can also click on various "trivia"
-- fast facts on governors, female governors, governors who have died
in office, etc.
Hall of Fame-- Biographical information on inventors,
searchable by inventor's name or by invention. Neat site.
of the Supreme Court -- short bio sketches in .pdf format.
for short bios of former justices in history, be sure to look at
and Rock Groups--Yahoo's index.
Index-- over 200,000 citations about people in the arts,
politics, etc., from books and articles.
Prize Internet Archive-- every Nobel prizewinner, in every
category, is represented here with a brief biographical sketch,
bibliography, links, portrait (when available). Click
HERE for the official Nobel site in Sweden.
of the Presidents and First Ladies -- the painting or photograph
images of these folks.
of the United States: POTUS--click on the president of your
choice and follow the links to find biographies of him on the web,
linked sites about him, highlights of his administration, speeches,
writings, and more.
-- of existing countries today, "going back to about 1700 in most
Page-- saints' biographies, angels, and more
Person of the Year --bios of the people featured as "Man of
the Year" on Time Magazine covers from 1927 to 1997.
-- For famous people, alive or dead, search, or browse alphabetically,
by city, state, or country, or by "today's hottest
profiles." Fictional characters appear also, partly to debunk
that they are real. Entries give a brief biographical sketch and a few