Dead or Alive?
Whatever happened to . . . ? Lists nearly 7,000 people from various fields; features include Birthdays Today and Died on this Date.

Find A Grave
Search this site by name of person, profession, or by place. Includes a "Non-Famous Grave Search."

Who's Alive and Who's Dead
Similar to Dead or Alive, but with fewer entries.
Official site of the Biography Channel and Biography Magazine. Biographical sketches of more than 25,000 historical and contemporary figures, with links to other Internet sources. Search by name or browse the entire list alphabetically.

Biography Maker
Developed by the Bellingham School District, this page helps students create effective biographical writings.

Writing Your Family's History
Resource links from Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet.

Biographical Dictionary of the United States Congress
Brief biographies, including portraits, of every member of the House and the Senate from 1774 to the present. Search by name, position, state, party, or year/congress.

Biographies of the Founding Fathers
Biographical sketches of the Signers of the U.S. Declaration of Independence, organized by state.

Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online
A work in progress from Library and Archives Canada. Includes people who died between the year 1000 and the early 1900s; will be updated as new print volumes are added.

Distinguished Women of Past and Present
Biographies of women from all over the world. Includes numerous links to other sites. Billionaires
Forbes Magazine's annual list of the 500-plus billionaires of the the world. Sort by rank, age, worth, country of citizenship, place of residence.
Official Web site of the Nobel Foundation. Includes autobiographies and photos of the laureates, plus all the Nobel speeches and lectures, some in video format.

Popes through the Ages
A list of all the popes, with links to articles in The Catholic Encyclopedia for those who died before 1915.

POTUS: Presidents of the United States
Includes speeches, writings, election results, odd facts.

Presidents of the United States
Official White House site for biographical information about each of the US Presidents and First Ladies. A version in Spanish covers recent events.

Current and historical heads of state for all countries.

The Inventor Archives
Organized alphabetically with an A-Z list of inventions, these biographies include photographs or line drawings of each inventor in the site. Includes "Inventor of the Week" profiles, plus related internet resources.

Who's Who in the Federal Government
Biographical information about current political figures.

World of Scientific Biography
Search by name, nationality, branch of science, historical period, and other criteria for short biographies, many with photographs.