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Biographies

Dictionary of Irish Biography - Irish lives from earliest times to 21st century
Oxford Art Online – includes biographies of artists
Oxford Music Online – includes biographies of musicians and composers
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography - Biographies of over 50,000 people who shaped the history of Ireland and the UK
Oxford Reference Online - This database covers over 100 reference works published by Oxford University Press, with brief biographical entries. Biographical dictionaries include:

Rulers - This site contains lists of heads of state and heads of government (and, in certain cases, de facto leaders not occupying either of those formal positions) of all countries and territories, going back to about 1700 in most cases.