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  • Epifanio de los Santos (1871 - 1928)
    Epifanio de los Santos y Cristóbal , sometimes known as Don Pañong or Don Panyong (April 7, 1871—April 18, 1928) was a noted Filipino historian, literary critic, art critic, jurist, prosecutor, antiqua...
  • Olive King Dixon (1873 - 1956)
    Olive King Dixon was born on January 30, 1873, on Bent Mountain, eighteen miles southwest of Roanoke, Virginia, the eighth of ten children of Robert Woods and Mary Jane (Blankenship) King. The family...
  • Maud Cuney-Hare (1874 - 1936)
    Maud Cuney-Hare, African-American musician and writer, was born in Galveston on February 16, 1874, to Adelina (Dowdy) and Norris Wright Cuney. After graduating from Central High School in Galveston in ...
  • Robert Crawford Cotner (1906 - 1980)
    Robert Crawford Cotner, history professor, son of Thomas Ewing and Nina Dot (Crawford) Cotner, was born at Cleveland, Ohio, on November 1, 1906. He earned his B.A. from Baylor University (1928), his M....
  • Dora Dieterich Bonham (1902 - 1973)
    Dora Dieterich Bonham, businesswoman and historian, daughter of Roy Ferguson and Annie (Fulkes) Dieterich, was born in Watters, Texas, on May 19, 1902. She attended schools in Fiskville and Austin befo...


A biographer is someone who writes, composes or produces a biography.

A biography is an account of a person's life written, composed or produced by another person.

Someone who writes their own biography is an autobiographer.

Plutarch of ancient Greece was one of the earliest biographers and his work ‘Parallel Lives’, one of the earliest known biographies.

Biograper -

Biographers use research and journalistic skills to gather information on people of interest and translate it into an intriguing work of creative nonfiction. They gather information about their subjects from primary and secondary sources in order to accurately represent the individuals. The majority of writers [ ?biographers] are self-employed and work from home, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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