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

"Rear Admiral Alden, born in Portland, Me., March 31st, 1810, died in San Francisco, Cal., February 6th, 1877. He was appointed midshipman in 1828, and in that capacity accompanied the Wilkes Exploring Expedition around the world in 1838-'42. He was commissioned lieutenant in 1841, and served during the Mexican War, being present at the capture of Vera Cruz, Tuspan and Tabasco. In 1855-'56 he was actively engaged in the Indian war on Puget's Sound. At the outbreak of the Civil War he was in command of the steamer <em>South Carolina</em>, re-enforced Fort Pickens, Fla. and was in an engagement at Galveston, Tex. He commanded the sloop of war <em>Richmond</em> at the passage of Forts Jackson and St. Phillip and the capture of New Orleans, April, 1862, and was also at Port Hudson. He was made captain in 1863, and commanded the <em>Brooklyn</em>, participating in the capture of Mobile Bay, August, and in the two attacks on Fort Fisher. He was commissioned commodore in 1866, and two years later was placed in charge of the navy yard at Mare Island, Cal. In 1869 he was appointed chief of the bureau of navigation and detail in the Navy Department. He was promoted to the rank of rear admiral in 1871 and assigned command of the European Squadron."&mdash; Frank Leslie, 1896

Rear Admiral James Alden

"Rear Admiral Alden, born in Portland, Me., March 31st, 1810, died in San Francisco, Cal., February…

(1861-1931) American educator serving as president of the University of North Carolina, Tulane University, and the University of Virginia.

Edwin Anderson Alderman

(1861-1931) American educator serving as president of the University of North Carolina, Tulane University,…

(1837-1907) American Writer whose most famous work is <I>Stories of a Bad Boy</I>

T. B. Aldrich

(1837-1907) American Writer whose most famous work is Stories of a Bad Boy

Thomas Bailey Aldrich (11/11/1863 - 3/19/1907) was a poet, novelist, traveler, and editor, born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Thomas Bailey Aldrich

Thomas Bailey Aldrich (11/11/1863 - 3/19/1907) was a poet, novelist, traveler, and editor, born in Portsmouth,…

(1449-1515) An engraving print of Aldus Manutius, one of the first printers and founder of the Aldine Press.

Aldus Manutius

(1449-1515) An engraving print of Aldus Manutius, one of the first printers and founder of the Aldine…

"Alexander" &mdash; Morey, 1903

Alexander

"Alexander" — Morey, 1903

Drawing of Tsar Alexander I. He was the first Grand Duke of Finland.

Tsar Alexander I

Drawing of Tsar Alexander I. He was the first Grand Duke of Finland.

Also known as Alexander the Liberator. He was the Emperor of the Russian Empire from 1855 until his assassination in 1881.

Alexander II of Russia

Also known as Alexander the Liberator. He was the Emperor of the Russian Empire from 1855 until his…

(1845-1894) Emperor of Russia from 1881-1894

Alexander III

(1845-1894) Emperor of Russia from 1881-1894

Emperor of Russia from 1881-1894.

Alexander III

Emperor of Russia from 1881-1894.

Alexander Joseph of Battenberg (April 5, 1857 - November 17, 1893), the first prince (knyaz) of modern Bulgaria, reigning from April 29, 1879 to September 7, 1886.

Alexander of Bulgaria

Alexander Joseph of Battenberg (April 5, 1857 - November 17, 1893), the first prince (knyaz) of modern…

Alexander the Great

Alexander the Great

Alexander the Great

The Greek king of Macedon.

Alexander the Great

The Greek king of Macedon.

Pope Alexander VI was a pope of the Renaissance.

Alexander VI

Pope Alexander VI was a pope of the Renaissance.

(1567-1640) Was a courtier to James I and Charles I.  He later became secretary of state and Earl of Stirling. He wrote doomsday and four tragedies.

William Alexander, Earl of Stirling

(1567-1640) Was a courtier to James I and Charles I. He later became secretary of state and Earl of…

(1844-1925) Consort of King Edward VII. She founded the Imperial Military Nursing Service and instituted the annual Alexandra Rose day.

Queen Alexandra

(1844-1925) Consort of King Edward VII. She founded the Imperial Military Nursing Service and instituted…

King of Spain.

Alfonso XII

King of Spain.

Alfonso XIII, King of Spain.

Alfonso XIII

Alfonso XIII, King of Spain.

"Alfred the Great." &mdash; Lardner, 1885

Alfred the Great

"Alfred the Great." — Lardner, 1885

Alfred the Great (c. 849 &ndash; 26 October 899) was king of the southern Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Wessex from 871 to 899. Alfred is noted for his defense of the kingdom against the Danish Vikings, becoming the only English King to be awarded the epithet "the Great". Alfred was the first King of the West Saxons to style himself "King of the Anglo-Saxons".

Alfred the Great

Alfred the Great (c. 849 – 26 October 899) was king of the southern Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Wessex…

An illustration of the legend of Alfred the Great letting the cakes burn because he was preoccupied with thoughts of his kingdom.

Alfred the Great

An illustration of the legend of Alfred the Great letting the cakes burn because he was preoccupied…

The king of the southern Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Wessex from 871 to 899. Alfred is famous for his defence of the kingdom against the Vikings.

Alfred the Great

The king of the southern Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Wessex from 871 to 899. Alfred is famous for his defence…

King Alfred

King Alfred

King Alfred

"General Alger served in the Civil War."&mdash; Frank Leslie, 1896

General Russell A. Alger

"General Alger served in the Civil War."— Frank Leslie, 1896

U.S. politician

Russell A. Alger

U.S. politician

"The most formidible enemy whom the British encountered in India was Hyder Ali Khan, a soldier of fortune, who rose by his talents to sovereign power. He was born at Dinavelly, in the province of Mysore; and, after some military service under his father, who was a petty chief of the country, he joined his brother in an alliance with the French, and introduced European discipline among his troops." &mdash; Goodrich, 1844

Hyder Ali

"The most formidible enemy whom the British encountered in India was Hyder Ali Khan, a soldier of fortune,…

(1792-1867) Scottish historian.

Sir Archibald Alison

(1792-1867) Scottish historian.

(1738-1789) Soldier who formed the Green Mountain Boys and controlled the Vermont area.

Ethan Allen

(1738-1789) Soldier who formed the Green Mountain Boys and controlled the Vermont area.

(1738-1789) An early American revolutionary and guerilla leader during the Vermont Republic, New Hampshire Grants, and the American Revolutionary War.

Ethan Allen

(1738-1789) An early American revolutionary and guerilla leader during the Vermont Republic, New Hampshire…

Ethan Allen was an early American revolutionary and guerilla leader who fought against the settlement of Vermont, and later for its independence during the American Revolutionary War.

Ethan Allen

Ethan Allen was an early American revolutionary and guerilla leader who fought against the settlement…

William Henry Allen was an American naval officer during the War of 1812.

William Henry Allen

William Henry Allen was an American naval officer during the War of 1812.

(1829-1908) William Boyd Allison senator for the state of Iowa from 1863-1908.

William B. Allison

(1829-1908) William Boyd Allison senator for the state of Iowa from 1863-1908.

(1829-1908) American lawyer and senator famous four framing the Bland-Allison silver bill of 1878.  US Senator from Iowa.

William Boyd Allison

(1829-1908) American lawyer and senator famous four framing the Bland-Allison silver bill of 1878. US…

(1779-1843) American Romantic painter who studied under Benjamin West and taught Samuel F.B. Morse. His paintings include <I>The Rising of a Thunderstorm at Sea</I> and <I>The Moonlit Landscape</I>

Washington Allston

(1779-1843) American Romantic painter who studied under Benjamin West and taught Samuel F.B. Morse.…

Washington Allston was a US painter poet and influential painter. He pioneered America's Romantic movement of landscape painting.

Washington Allston

Washington Allston was a US painter poet and influential painter. He pioneered America's Romantic movement…

(1836-1912) Dutch Painter of Classical-genre paintings such as The Conversion of Paula and The Roses of Heliogabalus'

Lawrence Alma-Tadema

(1836-1912) Dutch Painter of Classical-genre paintings such as The Conversion of Paula and The Roses…

(1475-1538) Spanish conquistador and is credited for discovering Chile.

Diego de Almagro

(1475-1538) Spanish conquistador and is credited for discovering Chile.

(1508-1582) Prime minister and general of the Spanish armies under Charles V and Philip II.

Ferdinand Alvarez de Toledo, Duke of Alva (or Alba)

(1508-1582) Prime minister and general of the Spanish armies under Charles V and Philip II.

Spanish conquistador who explored Peru.

Alonzo de Alvarado

Spanish conquistador who explored Peru.

(1495-1541) Spanish conquistador who was second command to Hernan Cortes during the conquest of Mexico.

Pedro de Alvarado

(1495-1541) Spanish conquistador who was second command to Hernan Cortes during the conquest of Mexico.

General Abercrombie was commander of the troops in the French and Indian War.

General Ambercrombie

General Abercrombie was commander of the troops in the French and Indian War.

Jacques Coeur being publicly punished in France in 1453. "A part of the Amende Honorable of Jacques Coeur before Charles VII of France." -Bodmer, 1917

Amende Honorable of Jacques Coeur

Jacques Coeur being publicly punished in France in 1453. "A part of the Amende Honorable of Jacques…

Sometimes known as Amenhotep III. Ninth pharaoh of the Eighteenth Egyptian dynasty.

Amenophis III

Sometimes known as Amenhotep III. Ninth pharaoh of the Eighteenth Egyptian dynasty.

Also known as Akhenaten. Ruled as pharaoh of the Eighteenth Egyptian dynasty for 17 years.

Statue of Amenophis IV

Also known as Akhenaten. Ruled as pharaoh of the Eighteenth Egyptian dynasty for 17 years.

Fisher Ames was a Representative in the U.S. Congress from the First Congressional District of Massachusetts.

Fisher Ames

Fisher Ames was a Representative in the U.S. Congress from the First Congressional District of Massachusetts.

Field Marshal Jeffery Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst of Montreal KB (sometimes spelled Geoffrey, or Jeffrey, he himself spelled his name as Jeffery) (January 29, 1717 &ndash; August 3, 1797) served as an officer in the British Army and as Commander-in-Chief of the Forces.

Jeffrey Amherst

Field Marshal Jeffery Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst of Montreal KB (sometimes spelled Geoffrey, or Jeffrey,…

(1872-1928) Norwegian explorer most famous for first reaching the North and South Poles.

Roald Amundsen

(1872-1928) Norwegian explorer most famous for first reaching the North and South Poles.

(c. 562 - 477 BCE) Greek lyric poet.

Anacreon

(c. 562 - 477 BCE) Greek lyric poet.

(1805-1875) A famous Danish author and poet, known mostly for his fairy tales.

Hans Christian Andersen

(1805-1875) A famous Danish author and poet, known mostly for his fairy tales.

(1805-1875) Author that wrote children's stories such as <I>The Tin Soldier, The Tinderbox</I> and <I>The Ugly Duckling </I>

Hans Christian Andersen

(1805-1875) Author that wrote children's stories such as The Tin Soldier, The Tinderbox and The Ugly…

"Major Robert Anderson, the commander of Fort Sumter at the time of its fall, was born in Kentucky in the year 1805, and graduated at West Point in 1825. He was actively engaged through the Mexican War, and was severely wounded at Molino del Rey. In recognition of his services of his services at Fort Sumter he was appointed brigadier general by President Lincoln. He was relieved from duty in October, 1861, on account of failing health. He died in France in 1871."&mdash; Frank Leslie, 1896

Major Robert Anderson

"Major Robert Anderson, the commander of Fort Sumter at the time of its fall, was born in Kentucky in…

"Major Robert Anderson was a key figure for the Confederates during the Civil War."&mdash;E. Benjamin Andrews 1895

Major Robert Anderson

"Major Robert Anderson was a key figure for the Confederates during the Civil War."—E. Benjamin…

Robert Anderson (1805 - 1871) was a Union Army officer in the American Civil War. He is most known for his command of Fort Sumter during the beginning of the war. He is referred to as Major Robert Anderson for his rank at Fort Sumter.

Major Robert Anderson

Robert Anderson (1805 - 1871) was a Union Army officer in the American Civil War. He is most known for…

American actress who published two autobiographies, <em>A Few Memories</em> and <em>A Few More Memories</em>.

Mary Anderson

American actress who published two autobiographies, A Few Memories and A Few More Memories.

(1805-1871) Soldier during the Civil War who commanded the Federal Garrison at Fort Sumter the signaled the beginning of the Civil War.

Robert Anderson

(1805-1871) Soldier during the Civil War who commanded the Federal Garrison at Fort Sumter the signaled…

Robert Anderson was an American military leader. He served as a Union Army officer in the American Civil War, known for his command of Fort Sumter.

Robert Anderson

Robert Anderson was an American military leader. He served as a Union Army officer in the American Civil…

(1854-1897) Swedish balloonist lost while trying to reach the North Pole in 1897.

Salomon Auguste Andrée

(1854-1897) Swedish balloonist lost while trying to reach the North Pole in 1897.

Major John Andre was a British army officer hanged as a spy during the American Revolutionary War, related to Benedict Arnold's attempted surrender.

John Andre

Major John Andre was a British army officer hanged as a spy during the American Revolutionary War, related…

(1751-1780) Hung for treason during the American Revolutionary War

Major John André

(1751-1780) Hung for treason during the American Revolutionary War

(1751-1780) Hung for treason during the American Revolutionary War

Major John André

(1751-1780) Hung for treason during the American Revolutionary War