Welcome to Biography Online
Biographies of the famous, influential, and inspirational.
Over 50 influential women who helped to shape the world in which we live. Including: Sappho, Elizabeth I, Indira Gandhi, Susan B. Anthony, Helen Keller, Princess Diana, Joan d'Arc, Marilyn Monroe and Mother Teresa.
Famous Men and women who have campaigned, fought and promoted human and civil rights. Includes campaigns to end slavery, end discrimination and promote equal rights. Includes Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Elizabeth Fry and Rosa Parks. - Famous people in civil rights movements
The Great scientists who have changed our world from Archimedes to Albert Einstein and Marie Curie.
Top 10 Scientists
Poets from Shakespeare, to Emily Dickinson. Great writers including J. R. R. Tolkien, George Orwell, Ernst Hemingway, J.K.Rowling and C.S. Lewis
Saints and sages from different religious traditions. Including Buddha, Jesus Christ, Bernadette Soubirous, Mirabai, St Theresa of Avila, Sri Aurobindo, Socrates and Sri Chinmoy.
A list of famous Africans, including Nelson Mandela, Haile Selassie, Kofi Annan, Tegla Laroupe, and Wangari Maathai.
Famous military leaders from Alexander the Great, Genghis Khan and Napoleon to modern military commanders, such as Dwight D. Eisenhower, T. E. Lawrence and General Patton.
Nelson Mandela. (1918 - 2013 ) Campaigned for justice and freedom in his South Africa. Spent 20 years in jail for his opposition to apartheid. After release he became first President of democratic South Africa and helped heal the wounds of apartheid by his magnanimous attitude to his former political enemies.
- J.K.Rowling - Best selling author of Harry Potter Series.
- Benjamin Franklin - Great American polymath.
- Martin Luther King - Civil rights activist.
- Sir Isaac Newton - Great scientist of 17th Century, discovering laws of gravity
- Emily Dickinson - American poet.
- George Orwell - Author of 1984 and Animal Farm.
- J.RR. Tolkien - Author of Lord of the Rings.
- J.M. Keynes - Revolutionary economist who created Keynesian economics.
- Sri Chinmoy - spiritual teacher, peace advocate.
- Swami Vivekananda - spiritual teacher and Indian reformer.
Recently added pages
- Famous Americans - a list of famous Americans.
- Muhammad Yunus (1940) Nobel Peace Prize for his work on microcredit and loans to the poor.
- Pope Francis (1936 - ) First pope from the Americas.
- Maximilian Kolbe (1894 - 1941) Franciscan Saint from Poland
- J.S. Bach (1685 – 1750) German Baroque classical music composer.
- Positive aspects of the First World War - the legacy of the League of Nations and anti-war poetry.
- Sophie Scholl (1921-1943) - German student who resisted Hitler and Nazi party
- Jeremy Bentham - founder of utilitarianism.
- Great thinkers - of the past and present.
- Roger Federer - Swiss tennis player, considered to be greatest of all time
- Fred Perry - British tennis star, who dominated tennis in the 1930s.
- Young people who changed the world - a list of inspiring young people
- Malala Yousafzai - Pakistani school girl who campaigns for human rights and education.
- Robert Owen - philanthropic businessman and utopian Socialist.
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton - Early women's rights activist.
- Famous animal rights activists
- Olaudah Equiano (1745 - 1797) - Former slave who wrote about his experiences.
- People in the anti-slavery movement
- Padre Pio - Italian saints
- Humanitarian Biographies
- 100 Famous People
- People who built America
- Top 100 Greatest Britons
- People who overcame difficult odds
- Quotes that changed the world
- Inspirational Quotes
About Biography Online. A collection of biographies about famous, inspirational and influential people, who have helped to shape and change the world. We are continuing to add more biographies over time. The main author of Biography Online is Tejvan Pettinger from Oxford, UK.