360 illustrations of famous people including: Johann Sebastian Bach, Francis Bacon, Phineas Barnum, Clara Barton, Pierre Beauregard, Ludwig von Beethoven, Alexander Graham Bell, Giovanni Bellini, Thomas H. Benton, Anne Boleyn, Napoleon Bonaparte, Daniel Boone, John Wilkes Booth, Lord Henry Brougham, John Brown, James Buchanan, Edmund Burke, General Ambrose Burnside, and more

(1685-1750) German musician.

Johann Sebastian Bach

(1685-1750) German musician.

(1744-1808) Provided relief to American soldiers in the revolution. Daughter of Benjamin Franklin.

Sarah Bache

(1744-1808) Provided relief to American soldiers in the revolution. Daughter of Benjamin Franklin.

Francis Bacon, English philosopher, statesman, and essayist.

Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon, English philosopher, statesman, and essayist.

(1561-1626) English philosopher

Francis Bacon

(1561-1626) English philosopher

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban KC QC (22 January 1561 – 9 April 1626) was an English philosopher, statesman, and author. He served both as Attorney General and Lord Chancellor of England. He is also known as a catalyst of the scientific revolution. His most celebrated works included his The New Atlantis. Bacon was knighted in 1603, created Baron Verulam in 1618, and created Viscount St Alban in 1621; without heirs, both peerages became extinct upon his death.

Lord Bacon

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban KC QC (22 January 1561 – 9 April 1626) was an English philosopher,…

(1561-1626) English writer.

Lord Francis Bacon

(1561-1626) English writer.

(--)Wife of Captain Elijah Bailey

Anna Bailey

(--)Wife of Captain Elijah Bailey

(1816-1902) English poet.

Philip James Bailey

(1816-1902) English poet.

(1736-1793) French astronomer and statesman.

Jean Sylvain Bailly

(1736-1793) French astronomer and statesman.

(1736-1793) French astronomer and politician.

Jean Sylvain Bailly

(1736-1793) French astronomer and politician.

(1818-1903) Scotch writer.

Alexander Bain

(1818-1903) Scotch writer.

William Bainbridge was a Commodore in the United States Navy, notable for his victory over HMS Java during the War of 1812.

William Bainbridge

William Bainbridge was a Commodore in the United States Navy, notable for his victory over HMS Java…

(1832-1906) American author.

Henry Martyn Baird

(1832-1906) American author.

Colonel Edward Dickinson Baker (1811 - 1861) who served for the state of Illinois in the U.S. House of Representatives and later as a U.S. Senator from Oregon. Baker served as a colonel during the Mexican-American War and the Civil War where he was killed in the Battle of Ball's Bluff becoming the only sitting senator to be killed in the Civil War.

Colonel Edward Dickinson Baker

Colonel Edward Dickinson Baker (1811 - 1861) who served for the state of Illinois in the U.S. House…

Edward Dickinson Baker (February 24, 1811 – October 21, 1861) was an English-born American politician, lawyer, military leader. Senator from Oregon.

Edward Dickinson Baker

Edward Dickinson Baker (February 24, 1811 – October 21, 1861) was an English-born American politician,…

"General Baker, Chief of the United States Secret Service, born in Stafford, Genesee County, N. Y., October 13th, 1826, died in Philadelphia, Pa., July 2nd, 1868. In 1848 he went to New York and Philadelphia, and in 1853 to San Francisco, in each of these cities working as a mechanic. When the lawless element became dominant in San Francisco, in 1856, General Baker joined the Vigilance Committee and took an active part in the summary proceedings that restored order in the city. He went to New York on business in 1861, expecting to return at once, but the Civil War intervened, and he went to Washington and offered his services. At the suggestion of General Hiram Walbridge, of New York, he was introduced to General Scott, and as a result of the interview he started on foot for Richmond, where, in spite of arrest, imprisonment and several interviews with Jefferson Davis, while under suspension as a spy, he succeeded in collecting much information and returning to Washington after an absence of three weeks. This was but the first of a series of adventures involving high executive ability and a wonderful talent for tracing conspiracy and frustrating the designs of Confederate spies and agents. He was commissioned colonel, and subsequently brigadier general. His duties naturally made him enemies in influential quarters, and charges of a serious nature were several times preferred against him, but were never substantiated. When President Lincoln was assassinated General Baker organized the pursuit of the murderer, and was present at his capture and death."— Frank Leslie, 1896

General Lafayette C. Baker

"General Baker, Chief of the United States Secret Service, born in Stafford, Genesee County, N. Y.,…

(1821-1893) British explorer who undertook the exploration of the Nile discovering its source.

Sir Samuel White Baker

(1821-1893) British explorer who undertook the exploration of the Nile discovering its source.

(1475-1519) Spanish conquistador

Vasco Nunez de Balboa

(1475-1519) Spanish conquistador

(1475-1519) Spanish conquistador who founded Darien in Panama.

Vasco Nunez de Balboa

(1475-1519) Spanish conquistador who founded Darien in Panama.

(1475-1517) Spanish explorer, governor, and conquistador best known for being the first European to reach the Pacific Ocean from America.

Vasco Nunez de Balboa

(1475-1517) Spanish explorer, governor, and conquistador best known for being the first European to…

(1804-1858) Canadian statesman and Deputy Premier.

Robert Baldwin

(1804-1858) Canadian statesman and Deputy Premier.

(1848-1930) British statesman

Arthur James Balfour

(1848-1930) British statesman

(1799-1850) French novelist and playwright most famous for Eugenie Grandet and La Comedie Humaine.

Honore de Balzac

(1799-1850) French novelist and playwright most famous for Eugenie Grandet and La Comedie Humaine.

(1800-1891) Historian and diplomat that wrote a 10 volume History of the United States and established the Naval Academy at Annapolis

George Bancroft

(1800-1891) Historian and diplomat that wrote a 10 volume History of the United States and established…

American historian and statesman, famous for the "Bancroft treaties."

George Bancroft

American historian and statesman, famous for the "Bancroft treaties."

"General Nathaniel P. Banks served during the Civil War."—E. Benjamin Andrews 1895

General Nathaniel P. Banks

"General Nathaniel P. Banks served during the Civil War."—E. Benjamin Andrews 1895

He was an American politician and soldier, served as Governor of Massachusetts, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives and as a Union general during the American Civil War.

Nathaniel Prentiss Banks

He was an American politician and soldier, served as Governor of Massachusetts, Speaker of the U.S.…

One of the greatest of the Girondists, was born at Marseilles, March 6, 1767. At first an advocate and journalist at Marseilles, he was sent by that city to the Constituent Assembly at Paris. There he opposed the Court party, and took part with the Minister, Roland, then out of favor. After the events of the 10th of August, 1792, he returned to his native town, where he was received with enthusiasm, and was soon after chosen delegate to the Convention. In the Convention he adhered to the Girondists, and belonged to the party who, at the trial of the King, voted for an appeal to the people. He boldly opposed the party of Marat and Robespierre, and even directly accused the latter of aiming at the dictatorship; consequently, he was, in May, 1793, proscribed as a royalist and enemy of the Republic. He fled to Calvados, and thence with a few friends to the Gironde, where he wandered about country, hiding himself as he best could for about 13 months. At last, on the point of being taken, he tried to shoot himself; but the shot miscarried, and he was guillotined at Bordeaux, June 25, 1794. This "brave and beautiful young Spartan" was one of the great spirits of the Revolution. There was no loftier-minded dreamer in the Girondist ranks; hardly a nobler head than his fell in that reign of terror. He was "ripe in energy, not ripe in wisdom," says Carlyle, or the history of France might have been different.

Charles Jean Marie Barbaroux

One of the greatest of the Girondists, was born at Marseilles, March 6, 1767. At first an advocate and…

An Italian military officer; formed the first regular company of Italian troops organized to resist foreign mercenaries, about 1379. This organization, named the "Company of St. George," proved to be an admirable school, as from its ranks sprang many future officers of renown. He became Grand Constaable of Naples in 1384, and died in 1409.

Abrecht da Barbiano

An Italian military officer; formed the first regular company of Italian troops organized to resist…

Jacob Barker (1779 – 1871) was an American financier and lawyer, born in Swan Island, Me., of Quaker parentage.

Jacob Barker

Jacob Barker (1779 – 1871) was an American financier and lawyer, born in Swan Island, Me., of…

"General Barlow, born in Brooklyn, N. Y., October 18th, 1834, was graduated at Harvard in 1855. In 1861 he enlisted as a private in the Twelfth Regiment, New York State National Guard, and went to the front of the first call for troops to defend the capital. At the end of the three months' term of service he had been promoted lieutenant. He at once re-entered the service as lieutenant colonel of the Sixty-first New York Volunteers, was promoted colonel during the siege of Yorktown, and distinguished himself at the battle of Fair Oaks, May 31st and June 1st, 1862, for which he was severely wounded and taken prisoner; but he was exchanged, and recovered in time to take the field again the following spring. He also participated inthe final campaigns of the Potomac Army under General Grant."— Frank Leslie, 1896

General Francis C. Barlow

"General Barlow, born in Brooklyn, N. Y., October 18th, 1834, was graduated at Harvard in 1855. In 1861…

Loyalist.

Joel Barlow

Loyalist.

Joel Barlow (March 24, 1754 – December 26, 1812), American poet and politician, born in Redding, Fairfield County, Connecticut.

Joel Barlow

Joel Barlow (March 24, 1754 – December 26, 1812), American poet and politician, born in Redding,…

Frederick Augustus Porter Barnard was an American scientist and educationalist. He was the president of Columbia College from 1864 – 1889.

Frederick Augustus Porter Barnard

Frederick Augustus Porter Barnard was an American scientist and educationalist. He was the president…

Joshua Barney

Joshua Barney

Joshua Barney

Joshua Barney was a commodore in the United States Navy, born in Baltimore, Maryland, who served in the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812.

Joshua Barney

Joshua Barney was a commodore in the United States Navy, born in Baltimore, Maryland, who served in…

(1810-1891) American showman famous for Barnum and Bailey Circus and "The Greatest Show on Earth."

Phineas Taylor Barnum

(1810-1891) American showman famous for Barnum and Bailey Circus and "The Greatest Show on Earth."

(1810-1891) Entertainer that teamed up with Bailey to start the Barnum and Bailey circus.

Phineas T. Barnum

(1810-1891) Entertainer that teamed up with Bailey to start the Barnum and Bailey circus.

(1831-1919) US Author, Born in Scotland

Amelia E. Barr

(1831-1919) US Author, Born in Scotland

A French Jacobin, born in Province, in 1755, of an ancient family; served as second lieutenant in the regiment of Languedoc until 1775. He made, about this time, a voyage to the Isle-de-France, the governor of which was one of his relations, and entered into the garrison of Pondicherry. On his return, he gave himself up to gambling and women, and dissipated his fortune. The Revolution broke out. He immediately showed himself an opponent of the Court, and had a seat in the <em>tiers-etat</em>, while his brother was sitting in that of the nobility. July 14, 1789, he took part in the attack upon the Bastille, and Aug. 10, 1792, upon the Tuileries. In 1792 he was elected a member of the National Convention, and voted for the unconditional death of Louis XVI. He was sent, in 1793, to the South of France, and commanded the left wing of the besieging army under Dugommier, and it was here that he first met Napoleon Bonaparte, then captain of artillery. The patriotic reputation of Barras was so well established that he abd Freron were the only representatives not denounced by the popular societies. Robespierre, however, was friend of his, and often wished to arrest him. Barras, knowing this, became one of the principle actors of the 9th Thermidor, and put himself at the head of the troops which surrounded Robespierre at the Hotel de Ville. In 1794 he was named one of the Committee of Public Safety, and became a great enemy to the members of the members of the "Mountain." In February, 1795, he was elected President of the Convention, and, in that capacity, declared Paris in a state of siege, when the Assembly was attacked by the populace. Afterward, when the Convention was assailed, Bonaparte, by Barras' advice, was appointed to command the artillery; and that general, on the 13th Vendemaire, decisively repressed the royalist movement. For his services, Barras was now named one of the Directory, and took a prominent part in the changes which that body unerwent until Napoleon's <em>coup d'etat</em> on the 18th Brumaire, which effectually overthrew the power of Barrras and his colleagues. His life, from this date, was, generally speaking, one of retirement. He died in Paris, Jan. 29, 1829. His "Memoirs" appeared in 1895.

Comte de Barras

A French Jacobin, born in Province, in 1755, of an ancient family; served as second lieutenant in the…

(1755-1829) French revolutionary that suppressed the revolt in the South of France

Count De Barras

(1755-1829) French revolutionary that suppressed the revolt in the South of France

Isaac Barr&eacute; (1726 &ndash; 1802) was a British soldier and politician.

Isaac Barré

Isaac Barré (1726 – 1802) was a British soldier and politician.

(1860-1937) British author that wrote Peter Pan

James E. Barrie

(1860-1937) British author that wrote Peter Pan

(1860-1937) Scottish novelist and dramatist most famous for writing Peter Pan.

Sir James Matthew Barrie

(1860-1937) Scottish novelist and dramatist most famous for writing Peter Pan.

James Barron (1769 &ndash; 1851) was an officer in the United States Navy.

James Barron

James Barron (1769 – 1851) was an officer in the United States Navy.

(1745-1803) Naval officer that became the senior captain in the navy and commanded all US ships in the West Indies

John Barry

(1745-1803) Naval officer that became the senior captain in the navy and commanded all US ships in the…

John Barry was an officer in the Continental Navy during the American Revolutionary War and later in the United States Navy. He is often credited as "The Father of the American Navy".

John Barry

John Barry was an officer in the Continental Navy during the American Revolutionary War and later in…

Prominent among the Knights of Labor union.

T. B. Barry

Prominent among the Knights of Labor union.

Fr&eacute;d&eacute;ric Auguste Bartholdi was a French sculptor. He is also known as Amilcar Hasenfratz, a pseudonym used for his paintings of Egyptian subjects. He created the Statue of Liberty.

Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi

Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi was a French sculptor. He is also known as Amilcar Hasenfratz,…

A French sculptor, most famous for the Statue of Liberty.

Frederic Auguste Bartholdi

A French sculptor, most famous for the Statue of Liberty.

First Governor of New Hampshire

Josiah Bartlett

First Governor of New Hampshire

One of the most distinguished masters of the Floretine school of painting, born at Savignano, in Tuscany, in 1469. His subjects are mostly religious, and the greater part belong to the later period of his life. He was a warm adherent of Savonarola, after whose tragical end in 1500 he took the habit of the cloister. He imparted to Raphael his knowledge of coloring, and acquired from him a more perfect knowledge of perspective. He died in Florence in 1517.

Fra Bartolommeo

One of the most distinguished masters of the Floretine school of painting, born at Savignano, in Tuscany,…

(1821-1912) Humanitarian the founded the American Red Cross.

Clara Barton

(1821-1912) Humanitarian the founded the American Red Cross.

Clarissa Harlowe Barton was a pioneer American teacher, nurse, and humanitarian. She is best remembered for organizing the American Red Cross.

Clara Barton

Clarissa Harlowe Barton was a pioneer American teacher, nurse, and humanitarian. She is best remembered…

(died 1831) Colonel in Rhode Island militia.

Colonel William Barton

(died 1831) Colonel in Rhode Island militia.

William Barton (1748&ndash;1831) was an officer in the Continental Army during the American War of Independence who retired with the rank of colonel.

William Barton

William Barton (1748–1831) was an officer in the Continental Army during the American War of Independence…

(1615-1691) An English Puritan church leader, scholar, and known as "the chief of English Protestant Schoolmen."

Richard Baxter

(1615-1691) An English Puritan church leader, scholar, and known as "the chief of English Protestant…

Bayard.

Bayard

Bayard.

"General Bayard, born in Seneca Falls, N. Y., December 18th 1835, died December 14th, 1862, was graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1856. He was assigned to the First Cavalry. Four years were passed in frontier and garrison duty. He was severely wounded in a fight with the Kiowa Indians. In 1861 he was promoted to first lieutenant in Third Cavalry; captain, Fourth Cavalry, August 20th; and was granted leave of absence to become colonel of the First Pennsylvania Cavalry Volunteers, September 14th, 1861. He became brigadier general of volunteers, April 28th, 1862, and served in the arduous campaigns of the Shenandoah, Northern Virginia, and on the Rappahannock, distinguishing himself by the dash and bravery of his reconnoissances. He was mortally wounded at Fredericksburg, December 13th, 1862, and died the following day. He was buried with military honors at Princeton, N. J." &mdash;Leslie, 1896

General George D. Bayard

"General Bayard, born in Seneca Falls, N. Y., December 18th 1835, died December 14th, 1862, was graduated…