Biographies

Capturing the life of a historic icon is both an art and a science. Learn how to balance facts and analysis through our expanding selection of biographies. From Michelangelo to Michael Jordan, you’ll find content on just about any person who has made a lasting impact on the world as we know it.

  • Babe Ruth

    Babe Ruth Babe Ruth is an American hero. He transformed baseball from a sport, to a national pastime when it needed it the most. Coming off of the wake of the Black Socks scandal, baseball was headed downhill. It had a bad reputation, and interest was waning. The dead-ball era was

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  • Buddha

    Buddha The word Buddha means "enlightened one." It is used today as a title to the one who has given us more religious beliefs than almost any other human who lived in this world. However, he was not given this name at birth; he had to earn it for himself by undergoing long, hard hours of

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  • George Frederick Handel

    George Frederick Handel George Frederick Handel was born on February 24, 1685 in Halle, Germany. One of the greatest composers of the late baroque period (1700-50) and, during his lifetime, perhaps the most internationally famous of all musicians. Handel was born February 24, 1685, in Halle,

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  • Herman Melville: a Biography and Analysis

    Herman Melville: A Biography And Analysis Throughout American history, very few authors have earned the right to be called "great." Herman Melville is one of these few. His novels and poems have been enjoyed world wide for over a century, and he has earned his reputation as one of the

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  • Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine

    Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine Hippocrates, greatest physician of antiquity, is regarded as the father of medicine. Born on the island of Kos, Greece in the year 460 b.c., says the earliest biography written by Soranus of Ephesus in the a third century a.d. Although a native of Kos he

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  • Jesse Jackson: a Brief Biography

    Jesse Jackson: a Brief Biography Jesse Jackson was born on March eleventh, 1965 in Greensville, South Carolina. He has since run for president in two elections, one in 1984, and one in 1988. In the 1984 elections, he received over three million popular votes, and registered over one million

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  • John Muir

    John Muir Biography Report by Ginger Wadsworth The story takes place at Yosemite National Park from 1838-1914. John Muir was a botanist, geologist, and writer. He had overcome earthquakes, glaciers, and he climbs mountains. John Muir had impressed by overcoming all the dangers like

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  • Michael Jackson

    Michael Jackson My topic for my report is Michael Jackson. Michael Jackson is a longtime pop music star, known as the King of Pop. Michael is a winner of many Grammys and other music awards. My first subtopic goes into his music. The details giong into Music are his many albums,

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  • Michael Jordan

    Michael Jordan Michael Jordan is an American Professional Basketball Player . I picked Michael for my biography because I consider him to be the best basketball player in the NBA . Michael is recognized for his spectacular ball handling skills and for his

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  • Biography and History: Harriet Jacob's the Life of a Slave Girl

    Biography and History: Harriet Jacob's The Life of a Slave Girl To be a good writer, you must possess a careful balance between detachment and association, a delicate waltz where you are not so wrapped up in the events of a story that it alienates the reader, and yet not so far

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  • Biography Precis -- Black Boy

    Biography Precis -- Black Boy Black Boy , an autobiography by Richard Wright, is an account of a young African-American boy's thoughts and outlooks on life in the South while growing up. The novel is 288 pages, and was published by Harper and Row Publishers in © 1996. The main subject,

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  • Biography of Charles Dickens

    Biography of Charles Dickens There is something about Charles Dickens' imaginative power that defies explanation in purely biographical terms. Nevertheless, his biography shows the source of that power and is the best place to begin to define it. The second child of John and Elizabeth

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  • David Copperfield: a Novel of Hypocrisy, Sexual Degradation, Selfish

    David Copperfield: A Novel of Hypocrisy, Sexual Degradation, Selfish Exploitation, and Fraud "David Copperfield" is a novel of "Passionate jealousy sniveling hypocrisy cold hearted fraud, sexual degradation, selfish exploitation and much more; but the final impression is one of joy

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  • David Copperfield

    David Copperfield The novel David Copperfield, written by Charles Dickens, deals with the life and times of David Copperfield. About a century ago in a small town in England, David was born on a Friday at the stroke of midnight, which is considered a sign of bad luck. David's father

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  • Mark Twain and His Masterpiece: the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

    Mark Twain and His Masterpiece: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn ________ A Research Paper Presented to Mr. Neil of Chula Vista High School ________

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  • A Reflection on Herman Melville's Accomplishments

    A Reflection On Herman Melville's Accomplishments Brad Jones Ms Carman Period 6 American Literature "As an author Melville both courted failure and scorned success."(pg. 613, A Companion to Melville Studies). How many famous legends in time have existed to know no fame. How many remarkable

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  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: Critique

    The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: Critique Biography Mark Twain, the pseudonym of Samuel Clemens, was, as a literary writer, a genius. His use of numerous literary devices throughout the novel are quite unique. Examples of them would be, irony; "Here was a nigger, which I had as good

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  • Karl Gauss: Biography

    Karl Gauss: Biography Karl Gauss lived from 1777 to 1855. He was a German mathematician, physician, and astronomer. He was born in Braunschweig, Germany, on April 30th, 1777. His family was poor and uneducated. His father was a gardener and a merchant's assistant. At a young age, Gauss

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  • John Lennon: Biography

    John Lennon: Biography I, John Winston Lennon, was born in Liverpool, England in 1940. I was the founding member of a group called the Beatles, which was the most popular music group in the history of rock and roll (World Book 197). The group included George Harrison, Paul McCartney, Ringo

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  • Kurt Cobain: Biography

    Kurt Cobain: Biography Kurt Donald Cobain was born to Wendy and Donald Cobain on February 20, 1967 in the small logging community of Aberdeen Washington and his life ended on April 5, 1994. Kurt fronted one of the greatest bands of our time called Nirvana. In this report I hope to inform you

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  • Biography of William Shakespeare

    Biography of William Shakespeare William Shakespeare was born in 1564, supposedly on 22 or 23 April, in Stratford-upon-Avon. His father, John, who was a prosperous glover there, preparing and selling soft leather, became alderman and later high bailiff. Shakespeare was educated at Stratford

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  • Abraham Lincoln: Biography

    Abraham Lincoln: Biography Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States, was very important to the past history of our country. He helped to abolish slavery in this country and kept the American Union from splitting apart during the Civil War. At 22, he moved to New Salem,

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  • Christopher Lathrop: Autobiography

    Christopher Lathrop: Autobiography My name is Christopher Ray Lathrop. And this is my Auto biography. I was born at Saint Peters Hospital right here in Olympia WA. Where my other two brothers Jarred 15, and Ryley 20 months, were born as well. I traveled to Michigan with my family,

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  • Ty Cobb

    Ty Cobb "Baseball," Ty Cobb liked to say, "is something like a war...Baseball is a red- blooded sport for red-blooded men. It's not pink tea, and mollycoddles had better stay out of it. It's...a struggle for supremacy, a survival of the fittest" (Ward and Burns 64). Although Ty Cobb was

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  • Women as News Anchors

    Women As News Anchors Women in all careers are striving to gain equality in the work force today, and female television news anchors are definitely part of the fight. The road to television news anchoring is a rocky one, where only a few women survive and many fail. Where progress was

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  • Leggatt as an Independent Character in Joseph Conrad's "The Secret Sha

    Leggatt as an Independent Character in Joseph Conrad's "The Secret Sharer" This essay examines Leggatt as an independent person, rather than as a symbol connected to the captain-narrator, a view shared by many critics. Leggatt is not a negative influence on the captain per se. From

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  • Faulkner's Absalom, Absalom!: an Innovative Narrative Technique

    Faulkner's Absalom, Absalom!: An Innovative Narrative Technique Shawn Montano Guilt should be viewed through the eyes of more than one person, southern or otherwise. William Faulkner filters the story, Absalom, Absalom!, through several minds providing the reader with a dilution of its

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  • Analysis of "Because I Could Not Stop for Death"

    Analysis of "Because I Could Not Stop for Death" The poets of the nineteenth century wrote on a variety of topics. One often used topic is that of death. The theme of death has been approached in many different ways. Emily Dickinson is one of the numerous poets who uses death as the

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  • The Autobiographical Elements in the Works of Edgar Allan Poe

    The Autobiographical Elements in the Works of Edgar Allan Poe "There is no exquisite beauty without some strangeness in the proportions" (Biography on Poe 8). Edgar Alan Poe endured a very difficult life and this is evident in his literary style. He was once titled the "master of the

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  • Biography of Ogden Nash

    Biography of Ogden Nash Fredric Ogden Nash was an American humorist who lived from 1902 to 1971. He was born in 1902 in Rye, New York, where he grew up with well educated parents. Microsoft Encarta 95 said that his parents names were Edmund Strudwick Nash and Mattie Nash. During his

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