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Biographies for Kids

Learn about important people of the past and the present.

About.com Inventors: Find information on famous inventors or discover how to become an inventor.

Abraham Lincoln Research Site: This is a student-oriented educational Web site about Lincolns life and family. The web master, a retired American history teacher, answers questions by e-mail.

America's Story: Meet Amazing Americans: Review biographical information about individuals that helped shape American history. From the Library of Congress.

American Presidents Life Portraits: Sponsored by C-Span, site features biographies, facts, video and sound clips, along with text of speeches and addresses.

Biography A & E Page: Has a searchable online database containing 15,000 international names, past and present. This is a commercial site for the Biography television show.

Distinguished Women of the Past and Present: These are women who were writers, educators, scientists, heads of state, politicians, civil rights crusaders, artists, entertainers, and others. Search for biographies of distinguished women by name or by field.

Exploring Leonardo: “Leonardo da Vinci had a keen eye and quick mind that led him to make important scientific discoveries, yet he never published his ideas. He was a gentle vegetarian who loved animals and despised war, yet he worked as a military engineer to invent advanced and deadly weapons.”

First Ladies of the United States: Information about the First Ladies of the United States.

Gallery of Achievers: Profiles of people who have made an impact in the world from the 20th Century and beyond.

The HistoryMakers: Research lesser known African American history makers by field of work.

Martin Luther King, Jr.: Seattle Times’ online information about Martin Luther King Jr.

Notable African Americans - Infoplease: Visit this site to find short biographies of notable African Americans in alphabetical order.

Presidential Timeline of the Twentieth Century: Portal to the presidential libraries and their digitized collections from Hoover to Clinton. Information also available for educators.

The Presidents of the United States of America: Profiles of presidents of the United States, including photographs and links to other Web resources.

Women of NASA

Women’s History Month: Learn about the generations of women who have made an impact in history.

Women's International Center Biographies: View this site for an alphabetic index of both well know and lesser know notable women.