Biography


Read what other students have written about important historical figures — choose from our collection of essays about famous people and their achievements.

John Adams

John Adams

Samuel Adams

Samuel Adams

Alexander the Great

Alexander the Great

Aristotle

Aristotle

Napoleon Bonaparte

Napoleon Bonaparte

Ray Bradbury

Ray Bradbury

Oliver Cromwell

Oliver Cromwell

Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin

Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens

Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson

Fyodor Dostoevsky

Fyodor Dostoevsky

Thomas Edison

Thomas Edison

Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein

F. Scott Fitzgerald

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin

Sigmund Freud

Sigmund Freud

Robert Frost

Robert Frost

Galileo Galilei

Galileo Galilei

Mohandas Gandhi

Mohandas Gandhi

Vincent van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh

Ulysses S. Grant

Ulysses S. Grant

Alexander Hamilton

Alexander Hamilton

Henry VIII

Henry VIII

Aldous Huxley

Aldous Huxley

Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway

Andrew Jackson

Andrew Jackson

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson

Georgia O'Keeffe

Georgia O'Keeffe

John F. Kennedy

John F. Kennedy

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Harper Lee

Harper Lee

Vladimir Lenin

Vladimir Lenin

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln

James Madison

James Madison

Arthur Miller

Arthur Miller

James Monroe

James Monroe

Isaac Newton

Isaac Newton

George Orwell

George Orwell

Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso

Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe

Ronald Reagan

Ronald Reagan

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt

William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare

Mary Shelley

Mary Shelley

Joseph Stalin

Joseph Stalin

John Steinbeck

John Steinbeck

Jonathan Swift

Jonathan Swift

Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci

George Washington

George Washington

Elie Wiesel

Elie Wiesel

Woodrow Wilson

Woodrow Wilson

Virginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf