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Our Biographies collection features articles profiling men and women, past and present, who have shaped the world in which we live. Among them you will find revolutionaries and role models, artists and inventors, statesmen and dictators. What motivated them? How did they think? How did they change the world? This collection puts the giants of human history into context and provides insight into their lives.

We invite you to explore the inspirations of Pablo Picasso and Georgia O’Keeffe, observe the impact of Adam Smith, or decipher the mind of Sir Isaac Newton. Here you can go beyond the famous names and the ubiquitous myths to witness what made them great and what made them human.

They transformed their dreams into our reality. From the freedoms we enjoy to the manifold technological advances to the candy we eat, these individuals touched it all. And as we come to understand these transcendent figures, and the conditions that forged them, we expand our understanding of ourselves.



 

 
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  Thinkers and Innovators
Berlin, Isaiah
Blake, William
Du Bois, W. E. B.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Fish, Stanley
Hershey, Milton
Jobs, Steve
Meyer, Frank
Mill, John Stuart
Robinson, Jackie
Thoreau, Henry David
Tocqueville, Alexis de
Weizmann, Chaim
   
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