|A Brillant Madness – From the PBS series program, American Experience: “A Brilliant Madness: The story of Nobel Prize winning mathematician John Nash.” Mr. Nash is the scientist whose story was used to make the recently released film, A Beautiful Mind. The show will be broadcast by PBS on Sunday, April 28, 2002 at 9:00PM Eastern.
American Presidency – Feature articles from Grolier Online
All Popes, Listing – Comprehensive list and background of all popes serving as head of the Roman Catholic Church.
Biography Center – site lists more than 10,500 manually indexed biographies.
Biographical Dictionary – This dictionary covers more than 28,000 notable men and women who have shaped our world from ancient times to the present day.
BrightSPARCS – Biographical information about people from science, technology & medicine
Catholic Online – FAQs about saints & sainthood, patron saints, saints’ days, etc.
Chiefs of State & Cabinet Members of Foreign Governments – Also includes Ambasssadors to the United States.
Colonial Hall: Biographies of America’s Founding Fathers – ongoing project to put the biographies of the founding fathers on the Web. These are currently divided into three categories: Signers of the Declaration, Articles of Confederation, and the U.S. Constitution.
Einstein Online – Detailed web directory to Einstein’s life and scientific theories.
Einstein Revealed – NOVA – PBS online special about the 20th century’s greatest physicist, with games to illustrate his theories.
Feynman, Richard, 1918-1988 – excerpts from biographies, postings from people who knew him, and many anecdotes about the legendary man. Included is a concise explanation of how Feynman discovered the cause of the Challenger disaster.
Bob Hope and American Variety – Throughout his extraordinary professional career of nearly seventy years, Bob Hope practiced the arts he learned in vaudeville and perpetuated variety entertainment traditions in stage musical comedy, motion pictures, radio, television, and the live appearances he made around the world in support of American armed forces. This Library of Congress tribute provides a chronicle of his life and achievements.
Info Please Biography – Features 30,000 notable people.
Invention and Inventors Index – An index of famous inventors and inventions.
Inventors’ Hall of Fame – Searchable by inventor’s name or by invention, mainly American.
Jefferson, Thomas – 1743-1826 – site from the foundation that maintains Jefferson’s home
Namebase Index – Over 200,000 citations
Noble Citizens of Planet Earth – facts about over 18,000 notable figures from ancient times to the present day.
Omnibiography.com – OmniBiography.com is the largest directory of biographies available on the Web containing information on more than 110,000 important people from antiquity to the present time.
Poe, Edgar Allen – The Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore created this exhaustive resource on Poe’s life and work.
Presidents of the United States – biographical directory of the 41 men that have been President, from Washington to George Walker Bush
Rock Musicians – People Magazine’s Rock Hall of Fame.
Social Security Death Index – Contains information on over 62 million deceased Americans who were receiving Social Security benefits at the time of their deaths. Includes name, SS#, date of birth and death, and last residence.
Steinbeck, John — 1902-1968 – The National Steinbeck Center is home to a museum and library devoted to this great writer and winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature and the Pulitzer Prize. The collections include books by and about him, local and oral history, audio-visual materials, artwork, and theses.
Vincent Voice Library – The G. Robert Vincent Voice Library, located in the Michigan State University library, is the largest academic voice library in the nation. The collection of over 50,000 people, recorded over the last 100 years, is in the process of being digitally preserved, and will be part of the National Gallery of the Spoken Word.
Who’s Alive and Who’s Dead – A “site that helps you keep track of which famous people have died and which are still alive!” If they’re one of the more than 1,700 people listed, you can find out if they are still with us and, if not, when and why they went.