218 illustrations of famous people including: John Adams, John Quincy Adams, Samuel Adams, Alexander Agassiz, Louisa May Alcott, Alexander the Great, Ethan Allen, Washington Allston, Hans Christian Andersen, Major John Andre, Queen Anne of England, Susan B. Anthony, Marie Antoinette, Aristotle, Benedict Arnold, and many more

The Abbot of St. Cyban.

Abbot

The Abbot of St. Cyban.

(1835-1922) American clergyman, theologian, editor, and author.

Lyman Abbott

(1835-1922) American clergyman, theologian, editor, and author.

(1734-1801) British general.

Sir Ralph Abercrombie

(1734-1801) British general.

Nineteenth century British statesman.

George Hamilton Gordon, Earl of Aberdeen

Nineteenth century British statesman.

(1819-1885) German song writer

Franz Abt

(1819-1885) German song writer

Greek Mythology

Achilles

Greek Mythology

Son of Peleus, king of the Myrmidons. Hero of the Trojan War. Thetis is said to have dipped him, while an infant, in the river Styx, which rendered him invulnerable except in the heel by which she held him, and he was killed at last by a wound in the heel.

Achilles

Son of Peleus, king of the Myrmidons. Hero of the Trojan War. Thetis is said to have dipped him, while…

Wife of Maj. John Dyke Acland, daughter of the first Earl of Ilchester.

Christina Harriet Acland

Wife of Maj. John Dyke Acland, daughter of the first Earl of Ilchester.

A British military officer who fought in the American Revolutionary War. He was with Burgoyne in his invasion of northern New York in 1777. check

Major John Dyke Acland

A British military officer who fought in the American Revolutionary War. He was with Burgoyne in his…

(1750-1815) Lady Harriet followed her husband, Maj. John Acland, through Burgoyne's campaign of the American Revolution. Her story was published in England and America.

Lady Christian Henrietta Caroline Acland

(1750-1815) Lady Harriet followed her husband, Maj. John Acland, through Burgoyne's campaign of the…

The second First Lady of the United States of America. She was married to John Adams.

Abigail Adams

The second First Lady of the United States of America. She was married to John Adams.

(1807-1886) Diplomat and member of the House of Representatives. He was able to lobby to keep Britain neutral during the civil war.

Charles Francis Adams

(1807-1886) Diplomat and member of the House of Representatives. He was able to lobby to keep Britain…

Son of John Quincy Adams, grandson of John Adams an American lawyer, politician, diplomat, and writer.

Charles Francis Adams

Son of John Quincy Adams, grandson of John Adams an American lawyer, politician, diplomat, and writer.

(1735-1826) US President 1797-1801

John Adams

(1735-1826) US President 1797-1801

(1735-1826) US President 1797-1801

John Adams

(1735-1826) US President 1797-1801

(1735-1826) US President 1797-1801

John Adams

(1735-1826) US President 1797-1801

(1735-1826) Second president of the United States of America 1797-1801

John Adams

(1735-1826) Second president of the United States of America 1797-1801

(1735-1826) Second president of the United States of America 1797-1801

John Adams

(1735-1826) Second president of the United States of America 1797-1801

"John Adams, a once proud reservist, was popular, and anti-French feeling irresistible."—E. Benjamin Andrews, 1895

John Adams

"John Adams, a once proud reservist, was popular, and anti-French feeling irresistible."—E. Benjamin…

John Adams, the second president of the United States.

John Adams

John Adams, the second president of the United States.

An illustration of John Adams who proposed Washington for Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army. John Adams was also the second President of the United States and was one of the most influential Found Fathers of the United States.

John Adams

An illustration of John Adams who proposed Washington for Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army.…

(1767-1848) US President 1825-1829

John Quincy Adams

(1767-1848) US President 1825-1829

(1767-1848) Sixth president of the United States from 1825-1829

John Quincy Adams

(1767-1848) Sixth president of the United States from 1825-1829

(1767-1848) Sixth president of the United States from 1825-1829

John Quincy Adams

(1767-1848) Sixth president of the United States from 1825-1829

(1767-1848) Sixth President of the United States and of the Federalist party.

John Quincy Adams

(1767-1848) Sixth President of the United States and of the Federalist party.

John Quincy Adams, son of John Adams and sixth president of the United States.

John Quincy Adams

John Quincy Adams, son of John Adams and sixth president of the United States.

The wife of John Quincy Adams. She served as First Lady of the United States from 1825 to 1829.

Louisa Catherine Adams

The wife of John Quincy Adams. She served as First Lady of the United States from 1825 to 1829.

An American statesman, politician, writer, brewer, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He was the second cousin of John Adams.

Samuel Adams

An American statesman, politician, writer, brewer, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States.…

Samuel Adams, early colonial leader.

Samuel Adams

Samuel Adams, early colonial leader.

(1722-1803) American patriot, governor of Massachusetts.

Samuel Adams

(1722-1803) American patriot, governor of Massachusetts.

Samuel Adams (September 27, 1722 – October 2, 1803) was a statesman, political philosopher, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. As a politician in colonial Massachusetts, Adams was a leader of the movement that became the American Revolution, and was one of the architects of the principles of American republicanism that shaped the political culture of the United States.

Samuel Adams

Samuel Adams (September 27, 1722 – October 2, 1803) was a statesman, political philosopher, and one…

(1722-1803) American patriot, governor of Massachusetts

Samuel Adams

(1722-1803) American patriot, governor of Massachusetts

(1672-1719) English essayist.

Joseph Addison

(1672-1719) English essayist.

An English politician and writer.

Joseph Addison

An English politician and writer.

Prof. Adler was a Jewish intellectual who founded the Society for Ethical Culture in New York City.

Felix Adler

Prof. Adler was a Jewish intellectual who founded the Society for Ethical Culture in New York City.

Gustav Adolph was the founder of the Swedish Empire at the beginning of what is widely regarded as the Golden Age of Sweden.

King Gustaf Adolph

Gustav Adolph was the founder of the Swedish Empire at the beginning of what is widely regarded as the…

"Gustavus Adolphus in Germany. Gustavus Adolphus entered Germany at the head of 16,000 men. Among some of the Protestants there was a reluctance to cooperate with this new ally; for they distrusted his motives, especially in regard to northern Germany, where it was known that he had dreams of making himself the master of the Baltic Sea. Nevertheless, many of the hesitating Protestants rallied to his side after the siege and sack of Magdeburg, in 1631. The taking of this city by the troops of Tilly was marked by the most brutal massacre and pillage. Women and children were murdered; and the town was burned to the ground. It is said that some 30,000 people perished at this time. Saxony now joined the side of the Swedish king, who, in 1631, encountered Tilly on the battlefield of Lepzig. Here Gustavus completely overthrew his enemy, and when Tilly again tried to check his advance into southern Germany, Gustavus won another battle, in which Tilly was slain. The successes of Gustavus led the emperor to restore Wallenstein to the command (1632), and Wallenstein accepted the leadership on condition that he was to have absolute control of the army."—Colby, 1899

Gustavus Adolphus

"Gustavus Adolphus in Germany. Gustavus Adolphus entered Germany at the head of 16,000 men. Among some…

The King of Sweden from 1611 to 1632.

Gustavus Adolphus

The King of Sweden from 1611 to 1632.

Gustavus Adolphus.

Gustavus Adolphus.

Gustavus Adolphus.

King of Sweden.

Gustavus Adolphus

King of Sweden.

(525-456 B.C.) Ancient Greek philosopher, founder of Greek tragedies

Aeschylus

(525-456 B.C.) Ancient Greek philosopher, founder of Greek tragedies

Greek writer of fables.

Aesop

Greek writer of fables.

Scipio Africanus (236-183 BC) was a general in the Second Punic War and statesman of the Roman Republic.

Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus

Scipio Africanus (236-183 BC) was a general in the Second Punic War and statesman of the Roman Republic.

Trojan War hero

Agamemnon

Trojan War hero

American scientist and engineer

Alexander Agassiz

American scientist and engineer

American scientist and engineer

Alexander Agassiz

American scientist and engineer

A Swiss innovator in the study of the Earth's natural history.

Louis Agassiz

A Swiss innovator in the study of the Earth's natural history.

(1807-1873) Swiss-American geologist and naturalist famous for his study of glaciers.

Louis John Rudolph Agassiz

(1807-1873) Swiss-American geologist and naturalist famous for his study of glaciers.

Mother of Nero, wife of Claudius whom she poisoned.

Agrippina

Mother of Nero, wife of Claudius whom she poisoned.

(1869-1964) Phillipino Rebel

Emilio Aguinaldo

(1869-1964) Phillipino Rebel

Lead of the Philippine insurgents in their insurrection against Spanish authority, in 1896, and organizer and president of the Filipino Republic.

Emilio Aguinaldo

Lead of the Philippine insurgents in their insurrection against Spanish authority, in 1896, and organizer…

Akhnaton was a Pharaoh of Egypt in the eighteenth dynasty.

Egyptian Pharaoh Akhnaton

Akhnaton was a Pharaoh of Egypt in the eighteenth dynasty.

"No reader of the 'Thousand and One Nights' can have forgotten Haroun Al Rascid, the caliiph of Bagdad, who encountered so many adventures in perambulating the streets of his capital, disguised, in company with his vizier, and his black slave Mesrour." — Goodrich, 1844

Haroun Al Rascid

"No reader of the 'Thousand and One Nights' can have forgotten Haroun Al Rascid, the caliiph of Bagdad,…

King of Belgium from 1909 to 1934.

King Albert I

King of Belgium from 1909 to 1934.

An illustration of Prince Charles Albert of Carignano, born in Turin on 1798. Prince Albert succeeded Charles Felix in Sardinia in 1831.

Prince Charles Albert of Carignano

An illustration of Prince Charles Albert of Carignano, born in Turin on 1798. Prince Albert succeeded…

"Besides Sappho, her friend, perhaps lover, Alcaeus is almost the sole representative of the Aeolic school of poetry. He was a noble of Mytilene, the capital of Lesbos. With other nobles he opposed and drove into exile the tyrant of this city." — The Delphian Society, 1913

Alcaeus

"Besides Sappho, her friend, perhaps lover, Alcaeus is almost the sole representative of the Aeolic…

Alcibiades was one of the political leaders in Athens during the Peloponnesian War.

Alcibiades

Alcibiades was one of the political leaders in Athens during the Peloponnesian War.

"The first noted public appearance of [Alcibiades] was on the occasion of the coming of the Lacedaemonian ambassadors requesting the surrender of Pylus. He at first violently opposed the petition, and even went so far as to urge the sending of an embassy to Argos to solicit that city to become a member in a new Athenian league. In spite of the earnest efforts of Nicias and of the protests of the Spartan ambassador, Alcibiades, by means of intrigue and bluster, succeeded in this work, and not only Argos, but also Elis and Mantinea, agreed to maintain an alliance with Athens for a hundred years."—Ridpath, 1885

Alcibiades

"The first noted public appearance of [Alcibiades] was on the occasion of the coming of the Lacedaemonian…

Famous female writer.

Louisa May Alcott

Famous female writer.

(1832-1888) Children's author who wrote <I>Little Women</I> amongst other children's stories.

Louisa May Alcott

(1832-1888) Children's author who wrote Little Women amongst other children's stories.