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  • Varina Anne Davis (1864 - 1898)
    Varina Anne Davis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jefferson Davis, was born in 1865 during the last year of the Civil War in the Confederate White House. Her father was the President of the Confederate Sta...
  • Richard Henry Dana, III (1851 - 1931)
    Richard Henry Dana III (January 3, 1851 – December 16, 1931) was an American lawyer and civil service reformer. Life Dana was the son of Richard Henry Dana, Jr.; he married in 1878, Edith Longfel...
  • Lady Antonia Fraser
    Lady Antonia Margaret Caroline Fraser, DBE (born 27 August 1932), née Pakenham, is an Anglo-Irish author of history, novels, biographies and detective fiction, best known as Antonia Fraser. She is th...
  • Dorothy Walker Koch
    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Dorothy Bush Koch Dorothy Walker Bush Koch, often called "Doro", (born August 18, 1959) is an American author and philanthropist. She is the daughter of the 41...
  • Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881)
    Thomas Carlyle was most famous in the Victorian era, when he was known for his dense, thoughtful books on history and philosophy. The son of a strict Calvinist, Carlyle became a divinity student at E...


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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