Fascinating people making headlines.
November 5, 2012 by Andrew Cannizzaro
The producers at BIO.com review hundreds of photos of famous figures each week, from award-winning actors and popular singers, to headliners and scandal makers. While we're digging through these archives, we often come across amazing photos that we're...also in this article
Women's Rights Activist, U.S. Representative / 1880 - 1973
Jeannette Rankin was the first woman to serve in the U.S. Congress. She helped pass the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote, and was a committed pacifist.
October 31, 2012 by Eudie Pak
There is a way of conjuring up the dead this Halloween—and we're not talking seances or telling ghost stories.
Instead, we at Biography.com have decided to take...also in this article
Lawyer, Governor, Mayor, U.S. President / 1837 - 1908
The 22nd and 24th president, Grover Cleveland is the only POTUS to serve two nonconsecutive terms, as well as the first to be married in the White House.
November 4, 2012 by Eudie Pak
Multiple sealed doors, rooms full of treasures, and a 244-pound sarcophagus made of solid gold are some of the items that made for King Tut's opulent exit into...also in this article
Singer, Trumpet Player / 1901 - 1971
Louis Armstrong was a trumpeter, bandleader, singer, soloist, film star and comedian. Considered one of the most influential artists in jazz history, he is known for songs like "Star Dust," "La Via En Rose" and "What a Wonderful World."
Children's Activist, Princess / 1961 - 1997
Princess Diana was Princess of Wales while married to Prince Charles. One of the most adored members of the British royal family, she died in a 1997 car crash.
Activist, Dancer, Songwriter, Singer / 1933 - 2006
James Brown, the "Godfather of Soul," was a prolific singer, songwriter and bandleader, as well as one of the most iconic figures in funk and soul music from 1956 to 2006.
November 3, 2012 by Eudie Pak
We guess you could say this is a special edition of "Week in Review," considering the dominant figure in the news has been Hurricane Sandy and the mass destruction...also in this article
Lawyer, U.S. President, U.S. Representative / 1961 -
Barack Obama is the 44th and current president of the United States, and the first African American to serve as U.S. president. First elected to the presidency in 2008, he won a second term in 2012.
U.S. Governor / 1962 -
Chris Christie is best known for his combative style as the Republican governor of traditionally Democratic New Jersey.
October 30, 2012 by Andrew Cannizzaro
The producers at BIO.com review hundreds of photos of famous figures each week, from award-winning actors and popular singers, to headliners and scandal makers...also in this article
Guest ContributorNovember 1, 2012 by Scott Cooperstein
After its construction in 1475, the Sistine Chapel became the center of Christianity and served as the pope’s own chapel. In 1508 Julius II looked at the ceiling of his chapel and the wall behind his altar and decided he needed something fitting for the...also in this article