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.
A selection of inspirational people who have helped create a better world. Includes Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu.
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.
Artists and Great Paintings
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.
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.
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.
- 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
Featured Biographies of Great People
- 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
Recently Added Biographies
- William Booth - Founder of Salvation Army
- John Steinbeck. American author. Wrote The Grapes of Wrath and Mice and Men
- Voltaire - Philosopher, critic, enlightenment thinker.
- Richard Branson - Entrepreneur, founder of Virgin group.
- Susan B. Anthony - American suffragist and civil rights activist.
- Elizabeth Fry - British humanitarian, campaigned for better conditions in prisons.