About Biographies

A biography is the life story of an individual and usually includes an overview of their influence and achievements. Throughout history, there have been a large number of men and women who have changed society in one shape or form. In some cases, such as amazing medical innovators and scientific inventors, the world has been changed in positive ways. However, in the case of famous dictators and corrupt politicians, the world has sometimes been left in a state that is worse off. The biography portal tells the story of the world's most notable individuals throughout history. 

Biographies Trivia

Who Was Jane Bolin?

Jane Bolin was the first African-American woman to graduate from Yale Law School. She is known for advocating for civil rights.

Jane Bolin – Important Figures in US History

Who Was Macon Bolling Allen?

Macon Bolling Allen was the first African-American who was licensed to practice law. He was also the first African-American to hold a judicial position.

Macon Bolling Allen – First African-American Lawyer

Where Was Henry Faulds From?

Henry Faulds was born to parents of modest means in Beith, North Ayrshire on June 1, 1843. He left school at 13 years old and became a clerk in Glasgow after which he took classes in mathematics, the classics, and logic at the University of Glasgow beginning at the age of 21. Faulds subsequently enrolled to study medicine at Anderson’s College from where he graduated with a physician’s license.

Henry Faulds – Father of Fingerprints

Who Was Vasco da Gama?

Vasco da Gama was a Portuguese navigator and explorer who became the first person to sail directly from Europe to India. He made several voyages to India. By the time he returned from his first voyage to India in 1499, he had spent 300 days at sea, more than two years from home, and had covered a distance of 24,000 miles.

Vasco da Gama – Famous Explorers

Who Is Marcus Garvey?

Marcus Garvey was an important figure in black activism and black nationalism, and is considered by many to be one of the Rastafari prophets.

Marcus Garvey: Important Figures in History

How Did Stalin Die?

A stroke in 1953 killed Josef Stalin while he was alone in his Dacha on March 5, 1953. However, some historians claim that Stalin did not die of a stroke and was actually poisoned. His death was announced by the state broadcaster and embalming was done to preserve his body.

Who Was Joseph Stalin? What Did He Do?

Who Is Jackie Robinson?

Jackie Robinson is famous for being the first black baseball player to play in the International League. His debut in the major league brought an end to the baseball color line, which was a sixty years period of segregation in professional baseball.

Jackie Robinson - Important Figures in US History

Who Was John Muir?

John Muir was a Scottish-American naturalist who is credited with having start the preservationist movement in the United States.

John Muir – Father of the Preservationist Movement