Biographies

 

African Americans
This great resource includes more than 30,000 biographies on over 24,000 notable African Americans who have had an impact on society.

Biographical Dictionary
This site covers more than 33,000 people from ancient times to present day and can be searched by names, birth year, death year, achievements and professions.

Biographies of the Founding Fathers
Colonial Hall contains 103 biographical sketches of America's founding fathers.

Biography Resource Center Database
You'll find biographical information on lost of famous people, sports stars, artists, inventors, and more. You'll need a Washoe County Library card to access this premium database.

Classical Music Master Composer List
This index includes a biography, recommended works, recommended recordings, and other related reviews and articles.

Egyptian Kings (Pharaohs)
Lots of articles about the Pharaohs.

Enchanted Learning-Explorers
From Alphose de Albuquerque to Robert de la Salle, you'll find lots of explorer biographies to explore. You can also view exploration by era and geographic locale.

Famous Hispanics in the World and History
Statesmen, explorers, writers, sports stars, musicians, poets, artists and so many more.

Famous Inventors
A complete resource for you to research any famous historical inventor. Includes biographies, A to Z directory, timelines, sections on Australian, Chinese, Hispanic, Native American and more nationalities.

Famous Magicians
Search by name or browse the archives to learn about Houdini, The Great Carter, and Luxor Gali-Gali.

First Ladies Gallery
You can learn more about each First Lady from Martha Washington to Laura Bush.

Hispanic Americans
Read biographies of significant Hispanic Americans.

Notable Women Adventurers
Includes many actors, athletes, businesswomen, comediennes, literary figures, musicians and world leaders.

Presidents of the United States
In this resource you will find background information, election results, cabinet members, notable events, and some points of interest on each of the presidents. Links to biographies, historical documents, audio and video files, and other presidential sites are also included.

Presidents of the United States (from the White House)
You can read full biographies of each president and find out what happended in history under each president. Tour the Oval Office and view historical photographs.

Today's Scientists
A look at modern scientists, Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Richard Feynman, Evelyn Granville, Stephen Jay Gould, Stephen Hawking, Gerard Kuiper, Wangari Maathai, Hermann Oberth, Linus Pauling, Carl Sagan, Abe Silverstein, and Wernher von Braun.

Voyage of Exploration
"Voyages of Exploration: Discovering New Horizons" follows in the footsteps of some of the world's greatest explorers, reliving their adventurous expeditions into the unknown. Journey through past centuries looking at these adventurers, the dangers they faced, where they went and their motivation for exploration.

Women Artists in History
A showcase of the work of women artists down through the centuries.

World Leaders
Need to know the name of the President of The Democratic Republic of the Congo? You can find a listing of leaders for every country in the world.

Famous Nevadans

Nevada Women's History Project
Here you will find an alphabetical list of women in Nevada history. Each listing has the predominant Nevada county and city in which she lived and worked, her work focus and her birth and death dates.

James Beckwourth
James Beckwourth was a famous African-American mountain man and scout in the Old West. He discovered Beckwourth Pass in 1850 and led wagon trains to Marysville.

Harry M. Reid
Born in the little town of Searchlight, NV, Senator Reid currently serves as the Majority Leader in the U.S. Senate.