Contact / About Biography Online

Unless otherwise noted, biographies are written by Tejvan Pettinger.

Biography Online was founded 8th April 2006.

About Tejvan Pettinger


I was born in Runnymede, London, the UK in 1976. I studied at Menston Primary and Bradford Grammar School.

At university, I studied Politics Philosophy Economics (PPE) (2:1) at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford University. During my PPE course, I specialised in:

  • British social history since 1870
  • International relations between the two world wars.
  • Political philosophy
  • Development economics.

I currently live in Oxford. I teach economics part-time.


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About Biography Online

Biography 0nline was founded by Tejvan Pettinger in 2006.

I founded Biography Online because:

Notes about Biography Online

  • I use British-English typography. Spelling may be slightly different to US-English. (e.g. colour vs color)
  • If you see anything that needs correcting, please let me know.
  • The site contains affiliate links to books at We earn a small commission on qualifying purchases from these affiliate links.

Books by Tejvan


Happiness Will Follow You

Articles on Self-improvement




The Economics Bible

Cracking Economics (UK)




What Would Keynes Do?

How the greatest economists would solve your everyday problems.

Note on Images: The site uses images of people. Generally, these are taken from Wiki Commons, which is an excellent source for finding images in the public domain. Sometimes small, low res images of dead people are used, under the provision of ‘fair use’. Please note: I do not own the copyright to images of people.

For biographies written by contributors to Biography Online you are permitted to use these on your own websites, provided you provide an active hyperlink to the original page on

Articles are authored by Tejvan Pettinger unless otherwise stated.

A note about lists

I have made a number of lists, e.g.

I appreciate the order of these lists could be very different, and I may well have missed out many worthy candidates.

  • I don’t aim to be fully comprehensive. See them as a good starting point.
  • Please don’t be offended if I have missed out your favourite person or have the order wrong. The site is a work in progress. I consider myself a student too – always learning about new people.
  • I also appreciate I have a certain bias towards British / American culture – because that is what I know about most. Hopefully, the site will become more comprehensive and global over time.
  • You are welcome to make suggestions for new biographies, but I can’t guarantee when I will have time to write them.


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Tejvan is also a cyclist and competes in UK cycle races.

  • 1st – UK National hill climb championship in 2013
  • 2nd – UK National 12 hour time trial championship 2016.
  • 3rd – UK National 100 mile TT championship 2014.
  • Uphill Struggle – Article at Oxford Today, the magazine of the University of Oxford.

Other sites by Tejvan

Contact address

  • 29 Campbell Rd, Oxford, OX4 3PF, UK

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      • 8th April 2006.

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