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  • David Herbert Donald (1920 - 2009)
    David Herbert Donald (October 1, 1920 – May 17, 2009) was an American historian, best known for his 1995 biography of Abraham Lincoln. He twice won the Pulitzer Prize for Biography for earlier wor...
  • Walter Branham Capers (1870 - 1952)
    Walter Branham Capers was an Episcopal rector (the priest in charge of a parish). He wrote a biography of his father entitled "The Soldier Bishop: Ellison Capers".
  • Charles Lindsey (1820 - 1908)
    Charles Lindsey (7 February 1820 – 12 April 1908) was an English-born Canadian journalist, editor, writer, and officeholder. He was the first editor of the Toronto Leader and published a biography on...
  • Ann Waldron (1924 - 2010)
    Ann Wood Waldron (December 14, 1924 – July 2, 2010) was an American author who initially focused on writing for children and young adults, then turned to biographies of authors from the South, and ul...
  • Dorothy Park Benjamin (1893 - 1955)
    Dorothy Caruso (6 August 1893 – 16 December 1955) was an American socialite and the wife of the Italian operatic tenor Enrico Caruso. Born Dorothy Park Benjamin on 6 August 1893 in Hastings-on-Hudson,...


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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