The Biographical Dictionary contains information on 28,000 notable people from ancient times to the present day. The Dictionary is searchable by names, keywords, and dates.
Biographies: Biography, Famous People, Biographical Information - LibrarySpot.com
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http://www.findagrave.com/ - Find a Grave
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NASA Astronaut Biographies
Official NASA Astronaut Biographies prepared by the Astronaut Office of NASA Johnson Space Center.
National Inventors Hall of Fame - Another one of the "Splash Pages" that holds on to your browser...
The National Inventors Hall of Fame was established in 1973 by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and what is now the National Council of Intellectual Property Law Associations.
This site contains lists of heads of state and heads of government (and, in certain cases, de facto leaders who don't occupy either of those formal positions) of all countries and territories, usually going back to about 1800. Also included are the subdivisions of some countries (the links are at the bottom of the respective country entries), as well as some international organizations. Recent foreign ministers of all countries are listed separately.
The 100 most influential people of the 20th century
One century, 100 remarkable people. TIME has profiled those individuals who - for better or worse - most influenced the last 100 years. They are considered in five fields of endeavor, culminating with Person of the Century.
The Nobel Prize Internet Archive
Click on any Nobel category at left (literature, physics, chemistry, peace, economics, or physiology & medicine) to see an annotated, hyperlinked list of all Nobel laureates in that category.