Human relationships always help us to carry on because they always presuppose further developments, a future --and also because we live as if our only task was precisely to have relationships with other people.
~ Albert Camus
Search or browse 25,000 biographies of notable personalities from antiquity to the present. The profiles range from one paragraph to several. Searchable by name of person only. Entries include dates, career information, and alternate spellings/versions of the name. More recent entries can include photograph, list of works, video, and related Web links. Material comes from the Cambridge Encyclopedia Database, the Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography , as well as the AE family that includes the Biography and History Channels and Biography Magazine.
*1.5 Find A Grave
A directory of the locations of the graves of thousands of famous dead people with photographs of many of the graves. Browsable by name, location, and claim to fame, and searchable by first or last name or date. There are also links to cemeteries, funeral homes, and other related subjects. There is an extensive bibliography included. http://www.findagrave.com
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"Classic authors, movie stars, famous frauds, kings and queens, mythical gods, cartoon dogs--anyone famous is fair game for Who2." Each entry includes birth and death dates, birthplace, what the person is best known for, a couple of paragraphs with assorted other biographical information, and four links to good Web sites. Who2 Loops includes dozens of eclectic lists of people who share something in common, such as Death by Car, Celebrity Beekeepers, and May-December Presidents.
Access to over 112 million U.S. and Canadian listings of people, government offices, and businesses. Search for a listing by name, address, business category, phone number, or address. You can access federal, state, and local people and addresses.