108 illustrations of famous people including: Thomas Edison, King Edward (I, II, III, VI), George Eliot, Queen Elizabeth, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Euripides, William Evarts, Edward Everett, and more

James Buchanan Eads (May 23, 1820 – March 8, 1887) was an American structural engineer and inventor.

James Buchanan Eads

James Buchanan Eads (May 23, 1820 – March 8, 1887) was an American structural engineer and inventor.

(1816-1894) Soldier and Lawyer who fought against the Seminoles and in the Mexican War

Jubal A. Early

(1816-1894) Soldier and Lawyer who fought against the Seminoles and in the Mexican War

Jubal Anderson Early (November 3, 1816 – March 2, 1894) was a lawyer and Confederate general in the American Civil War.

Jubal A. Early

Jubal Anderson Early (November 3, 1816 – March 2, 1894) was a lawyer and Confederate general in…

Civil service reformer and lawyer.

Dorman B. Eaton

Civil service reformer and lawyer.

(1790-1856) Florida's territorial governor 1834-1836.

John Henry Eaton

(1790-1856) Florida's territorial governor 1834-1836.

(1741-1817) One of the earliest contributors to the bibliography of American history.

Christoph Daniel Ebeling

(1741-1817) One of the earliest contributors to the bibliography of American history.

(1837-1898) German author who studied Early Egyptian life and wrote many books such as <I>Egypt and the Books of Moses, An Egyptian Princess</I> and <I>Uarda</I>

George M. Ebers

(1837-1898) German author who studied Early Egyptian life and wrote many books such as Egypt and the…

King Edgar was king of England.

King Edgar

King Edgar was king of England.

First Governor of Montana Territory

Sidney Edgerton

First Governor of Montana Territory

Editor, merchant, and U.S. politician.

Alfred P. Edgerton

Editor, merchant, and U.S. politician.

Portrait of Thomas Edison

Thomas A Edison

Portrait of Thomas Edison

Thomas Edison invented the automatic repeater, duplex telephone, phonograph, the electric pen, the microphone, the megaphone, kinetoscope, the microtasimeter, and the quadruplex and sextuplex transmitters.

Thomas A. Edison

Thomas Edison invented the automatic repeater, duplex telephone, phonograph, the electric pen, the microphone,…

Edison talking into the phonograph.

Thomas Edison

Edison talking into the phonograph.

"Thomas Alva Edison was born at Milan, Ohio, February 11, 1847, but the family soon after moved to Port Huron, Michigan. He had to earn his living from early boyhood, and was a train boy on a railroad. A station master, whose child's life Edison had saved, taught the boy telegraphy, and in this art Edison quickly became an expert. In 1868 he chanced to be in New York when the indicator of a gold and stock company was broken, and he not only repaired it, but in doing so struck out a new invention, the printing telegraph. He sold his invention in 1876 and established himself at Menlo Park, New Jersey, where he built workshops for carrying out experiments in the application of electricity. It would take a very long paragraph even to name the devices and inventions which have followed, the most far-reaching being, perhaps, his system of electric lighting, his microphone, and the phonograph."&mdash;Scudder, 1897

Thomas Alva Edison

"Thomas Alva Edison was born at Milan, Ohio, February 11, 1847, but the family soon after moved to Port…

(1847-1931) Famous American inventor.

Thomas Alva Edison

(1847-1931) Famous American inventor.

Thomas Alva Edison (February 11, 1847 &ndash; October 18, 1931) was an American inventor and businessman who developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph and the long-lasting, practical electric light bulb.

Thomas Alva Edison

Thomas Alva Edison (February 11, 1847 – October 18, 1931) was an American inventor and businessman…

"Senator Edmunds is descended from Quaker and Puritanic parentage. He is a Vermonter by birth, having been born at Richmond, Febuary 1, 1828." —The Popular Cyclopedia, 1888 US Senator from Vermont 1866-1891.

George F Edmunds

"Senator Edmunds is descended from Quaker and Puritanic parentage. He is a Vermonter by birth, having…

(1826-1919) US senator of Vermont who was the Author of the Civil Rights Act of 1875 and coauthor of the Sherman Antitrust Act

George F. Edmunds

(1826-1919) US senator of Vermont who was the Author of the Civil Rights Act of 1875 and coauthor of…

(1828-1919) US Senator from Vermont.

George Franklin Edmunds

(1828-1919) US Senator from Vermont.

Edward I of England.

Edward I

Edward I of England.

Edward I (17 June 1239 &ndash; 7 July 1307), popularly known as Longshanks, achieved historical fame as the monarch who conquered large parts of Wales and almost succeeded in doing the same to Scotland. However, his death led to his son Edward II taking the throne and ultimately failing in his attempt to subjugate Scotland. Longshanks reigned from 1272 to 1307, ascending the throne of England on 20 November 1272 after the death of his father, King Henry III. His mother was queen consort Eleanor of Provence.

Edward I (Longshanks)

Edward I (17 June 1239 – 7 July 1307), popularly known as Longshanks, achieved historical fame…

Edward II of England

Edward II

Edward II of England

Edward II, (April 25, 1284 &ndash; September 21, 1327?) of Caernarfon, was King of England from 1307 until he was deposed in January 1327. His tendency to ignore his nobility in favour of low-born favourites led to constant political unrest and his eventual deposition. Edward is perhaps best remembered for his supposed murder and his alleged homosexuality as well as being the first monarch to establish colleges in the universities of Oxford and Cambridge; he founded Cambridge's King's Hall in 1317 and gave Oxford's Oriel College its royal charter in 1326. Both colleges received the favour of Edward's son, Edward III, who confirmed Oriel's charter in 1327 and refounded King's Hall in 1337.

Edward II

Edward II, (April 25, 1284 – September 21, 1327?) of Caernarfon, was King of England from 1307…

Edward II, (April 25, 1284 &ndash; September 21, 1327) of Caernarfon, was King of England from 1307 until he was deposed in January 1327. His tendency to ignore his nobility in favour of low-born favourites led to constant political unrest and his eventual deposition. Edward is perhaps best remembered for his supposed murder and his alleged homosexuality as well as being the first monarch to establish colleges in the universities of Oxford and Cambridge; he founded Cambridge's King's Hall in 1317 and gave Oxford's Oriel College its royal charter in 1326. Both colleges received the favour of Edward's son, Edward III, who confirmed Oriel's charter in 1327 and refounded King's Hall in 1337

Edward II of England

Edward II, (April 25, 1284 – September 21, 1327) of Caernarfon, was King of England from 1307…

King of England

Edward III

King of England

Image taken from the tomb of the English king.

Edward III

Image taken from the tomb of the English king.

Edward III of England.

Edward III

Edward III of England.

Edward III was one of the most successful English kings of medieval times. His fifty-year reign began when his father, Edward II of England killed. Edwards reign was marked by an expansion of English territory through wars in Scotland and France. Edward's parentage and his prodigious offspring provided the basis for two lengthy and significant events in European and British history, the Hundred Years' War and the Wars of the Roses, respectively.

Edward III

Edward III was one of the most successful English kings of medieval times. His fifty-year reign began…

King of England

Edward VI

King of England

Edward VI (12 October 1537 &ndash; 6 July 1553) became King of England and Ireland on 28 January 1547 and was crowned on 20 February at the age of nine. During Edward's reign, the realm was governed by a Regency Council, because he never reached maturity. Edward's reign was marked by economic problems, military withdrawal from Scotland and Boulogne, and social unrest that in 1549 erupted into riot and rebellion. It also saw the transformation of the Anglican Church into a recognizably Protestant body. On Edward's death at the age of 15, the succession was disputed. Jane survived as queen for only nine days, before the Privy Council proclaimed Mary, for whom the people had risen in support in the counties.

Edward VI of England

Edward VI (12 October 1537 – 6 July 1553) became King of England and Ireland on 28 January 1547…

Edward VI (12 October 1537 - 6 July 1553) became King of England and Ireland on 28 January 1547 and was crowned on 20 February at the age of nine. The son of Henry VIII and Jane Seymour, Edward was the third monarch of the Tudor dynasty and England's first Protestant ruler. During Edward’s reign, the realm was governed by a Regency Council, because he never reached maturity. The Council was led from 1547 to 1549 by his uncle Edward Seymour, 1st Duke of Somerset, and from 1550 to 1553 by John Dudley, 1st Earl of Warwick, who in 1551 became 1st Duke of Northumberland.

Edward VI of England and Ireland

Edward VI (12 October 1537 - 6 July 1553) became King of England and Ireland on 28 January 1547 and…

Edward VI became King of England and Ireland on January 28, 1547, at just nine years of age. Edward, the son of Henry VIII and Jane Seymour, was the third monarch of the Tudor dynasty and England's first ruler who was Protestant at the time of his ascension to the throne. Edward's entire rule was mediated through a council of regency as he never reached majority. The council was first led by his uncle, Edward Seymour, and then by John Dudley.

Edward VI. Writing His Journal

Edward VI became King of England and Ireland on January 28, 1547, at just nine years of age. Edward,…

(1841-1910) King of the United Kingdom during 1901-1910. The eldest son of Queen Victoria

Edward VII

(1841-1910) King of the United Kingdom during 1901-1910. The eldest son of Queen Victoria

The King of the United Kingdom from 1901 until his death in 1910.

Edward VII

The King of the United Kingdom from 1901 until his death in 1910.

Prince of Wales, Edward VII, was the King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, King of the Commonwealth Realms, and the Emperor of India.

Albert Edward

Prince of Wales, Edward VII, was the King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, King of…

(1330-1376) Prince Edward never became king, for he was outlived by his father.

Edward the Black Prince

(1330-1376) Prince Edward never became king, for he was outlived by his father.

Edward, the Black Prince of England

Edward, the Black Prince

Edward, the Black Prince of England

Image taken from Effigy at Cantebury

Edward, The Black Prince

Image taken from Effigy at Cantebury

(1703-1758) American theologian and president of Princeton.

Jonathan Edwards

(1703-1758) American theologian and president of Princeton.

(1703-1758) A colonial American Congregational preacher and evangelical theologian.

Jonathan Edwards

(1703-1758) A colonial American Congregational preacher and evangelical theologian.

Jonathan Edwards (October 5, 1703 &ndash; March 22, 1758) was a colonial American Congregational preacher, theologian, and missionary to Native Americans.

Jonathan Edwards

Jonathan Edwards (October 5, 1703 – March 22, 1758) was a colonial American Congregational preacher,…

A famous preacher and missionary to Native Americans. He also played a significant role in shaping the First Great Awakening.

Jonathan Edwards

A famous preacher and missionary to Native Americans. He also played a significant role in shaping the…

(1837-1902) American author that wrote biographies of American Indians and the History of the United States.

Edward Eggleston

(1837-1902) American author that wrote biographies of American Indians and the History of the United…

(1834-1926) Educator who became president of Harvard and presided over a period of great growth which included the introduction of the elective system and the teaching of women.

Charles W. Eliot

(1834-1926) Educator who became president of Harvard and presided over a period of great growth which…

Educator who became president of Harvard and presided over a period of great growth which included the introduction of the elective system and the teaching of women.

Charles W. Eliot

Educator who became president of Harvard and presided over a period of great growth which included the…

(1834-1926) American educator and academic and president of Harvard University.

Charles William Eliot

(1834-1926) American educator and academic and president of Harvard University.

Charles William Eliot (March 20, 1834 &ndash; August 22, 1926) was an American academic who was selected as Harvard's president in 1869.

Charles William Eliot

Charles William Eliot (March 20, 1834 – August 22, 1926) was an American academic who was selected…

(1820-1880) George Eliot is the literary name assumed by Marian Evans, who was a novelist.

George Eliot

(1820-1880) George Eliot is the literary name assumed by Marian Evans, who was a novelist.

(1820-1880) English novelist during the Victorian era that wrote books such as Middlemarch and The Mill on the Floss

George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans)

(1820-1880) English novelist during the Victorian era that wrote books such as Middlemarch and The Mill…

(1820-1880) English novelist

George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans)

(1820-1880) English novelist

John Eliot (c. 1604 - 21 May 1690) was a Puritan missionary born in Widford, Hertfordshire, England.

John Eliot

John Eliot (c. 1604 - 21 May 1690) was a Puritan missionary born in Widford, Hertfordshire, England.

John Eliot (c. 1604 - 21 May 1690) was a Puritan missionary born in Widford, Hertfordshire, England. Picture here, he is preaching to the Indians.

John Eliot Preaching to the Indians

John Eliot (c. 1604 - 21 May 1690) was a Puritan missionary born in Widford, Hertfordshire, England.…

Queen Elizabeth on a tour through her realm

Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth on a tour through her realm

Elizabeth I (7 September 1533 – 24 March 1603) was Queen of England and Queen of Ireland from 17 November 1558 until her death.

Queen Elizabeth

Elizabeth I (7 September 1533 – 24 March 1603) was Queen of England and Queen of Ireland from 17 November…

Elizabeth I (7 September 1533 &ndash; 24 March 1603) was Queen of England and Queen of Ireland from 17 November 1558 until her death. Sometimes called The Virgin Queen, Gloriana, or Good Queen Bess, Elizabeth was the fifth and last monarch of the Tudor dynasty. The daughter of Henry VIII, she was born a princess, but her mother, Anne Boleyn, was executed three years after her birth, and Elizabeth was declared illegitimate. Her brother, Edward VI, cut her out of the succession. His will, however, was set aside, and in 1558 Elizabeth succeeded her half-sister, the Catholic Mary, during whose reign she had been imprisoned for nearly a year on suspicion of supporting Protestant rebels.

Elizabeth I of England

Elizabeth I (7 September 1533 – 24 March 1603) was Queen of England and Queen of Ireland from…

(1533-1603) Queen of England 1558-1603

Queen Elizabeth I of England

(1533-1603) Queen of England 1558-1603

Queen Elizabeth I of England

Queen Elizabeth I

Queen Elizabeth I of England

Elizabeth was the Empress of Russia from 1741 to 1762.

Elizabeth of Russia

Elizabeth was the Empress of Russia from 1741 to 1762.

Queen of England.

Queen Elizabeth

Queen of England.

"Queen Elizabeth was the daughter of Henry VIII, by Anne Boleyn. Her reign is one of the most remarkable in English history. It lasted from 1558 to 1603, and in those years England's glory was brighter than it had ever been before. Elizabeth was not extreme in her religious views. she was probably lacking in religious feeling, but on the whole, inclined toward the Protestant system, though not biitter against the Roman Catholic Church. Accordingly, the Church of Elizabeth was less Protestant than that of Edward VI, but did not retain the Roman Catholic doctrines of the Church of Mary and Henry VIII. It was a Protestant Church, but kept the old forms of worship."&mdash;Colby, 1899

Queen Elizabeth

"Queen Elizabeth was the daughter of Henry VIII, by Anne Boleyn. Her reign is one of the most remarkable…