A biography, or simply bio, is a detailed description of a person's life. It involves more than just the basic facts like education, work, relationships, and death; it portrays a person's experience of these life events. Unlike a profile or curriculum vitae (résumé), a biography presents a subject's life story, highlighting various aspects of his or her life, including intimate details of experience, and may include an analysis of the subject's personality.
Biographical works are usually non-fiction, but fiction can also be used to portray a person's life. One in-depth form of biographical coverage is called legacy writing. Works in diverse media, from literature to film, form the genre known as biography.
Ashwaney Chaudhary is a software developer in Noida. Previously, Ashwaney worked as a Sr. software developer for Sparx It Solution as startup. He graduated from Kota University with a degree in Information Technology (B.tech)." (Read more...)
Lillian Diana Gish (October 14, 1893 – February 27, 1993) was an American stage, screen, and television actress, director and writer whose film acting career spanned 75 years, from 1912 to 1987. She was a prominent film star of the 1910s and 1920s, particularly associated with the films of director D. W. Griffith, including her leading role in Griffith's seminal Birth of a Nation.
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On this day – June 19
- 1566 - King James I of England and VI of Scotland (d. 1625)
- 1623 - Blaise Pascal, (pictured) French mathematician and philosopher (d. 1662)
- 1861 - José Rizal, Filipino poet and national hero (d. 1896)
- 1897 - Moe Howard, American actor and comedian (d. 1975)
- 1903 - Lou Gehrig, baseball player (d. 1941)
- 1945 - Aung San Suu Kyi, Burmese politician, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize
- 1947 - Salman Rushdie, Indian author
- 1948 - Nick Drake, British guitarist (d. 1974)
- 1962 - Paula Abdul, American singer and choreographer
- 1978 - Dirk Nowitzki, German basketball player
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Did you know
- ... that Dave Gunness (pictured) designed concert loudspeakers used by Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney, Iron Maiden, Pearl Jam, Usher, and Snoop Dogg?
- ... that former Israeli politician and Speaker of the Knesset Shlomo Hillel was in charge of an underground ammunition factory disguised as a laundry facility during the British Mandate of Palestine?
- ... that Hasan ibn Zayd, the founder of the Zaydid emirate of Tabaristan, was succeeded by his brother Muhammad, who lost it to the Samanids?
- ... that Thomas Jefferson Ramsdell built the opera house where James Earl Jones started his career?
- ... that British physiologist Mabel Purefoy FitzGerald attended Oxford before women were granted degrees and 75 years later received an honorary master's when she was 100 years old?
- ... that Fredrik Magnus Piper introduced the English landscape garden to Sweden?
- ... that although Kosta Manojlović was instrumental in the establishment of the Belgrade Music Academy, serving as its first rector, he was forced to retire from it for political reasons?
Quote of the week
"Accept the truth from whatever source it comes."
In Shemonah Perakim (Eight Chapters)