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bi·og·ra·pher

 (bī-ŏg′rə-fər)
n.
One who writes, composes, or produces biography.

bi•og•ra•pher

(baɪˈɒg rə fər, bi-)

n.
a writer of biography.
[1705–15]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.biographer - someone who writes an account of a person's lifebiographer - someone who writes an account of a person's life
autobiographer - someone who writes their own biography
hagiographer, hagiographist, hagiologist - the author of a worshipful or idealizing biography
author, writer - writes (books or stories or articles or the like) professionally (for pay)
Translations
كاتِب سيرَه، مُتَرجِم حَياة
životopisec
biograf
életrajzíró
ævisöguritari
životopisec
biyografi yazarı

biographer

[baɪˈɒgrəfəʳ] Nbiógrafo/a m/f

biographer

[baɪˈɒgrəfər] nbiographe mf

biographer

nBiograf(in) m(f)

biographer

[baɪˈɒgrəfəʳ] nbiografo/a

biography

(baiˈogrəfi) plural biˈographies noun
a written account by someone of another person's life. a biography of Nelson.
biˈographer noun
ˌbioˈgraphic(al) (-ˈgrӕ-) adjective
References in classic literature ?
Some of his biographers think that upon this occasion the spirit of Saint Louis had descended upon him.
I have been listening attentively to your narrative of my adventures," replied the chair; "and it must be owned that your correctness entitles you to be held up as a pattern to biographers.
Of middle height, rather lean than otherwise, he had deep-set eyes, a mean appearance, his hair was coarse, black and thin, which, say the biographers of his time, made him take early to the skull-cap.
His life's changes are almost entirely inward ones; it falls into broad, untroubled, perhaps somewhat monotonous, spaces; his biographers have very little to tell.
Marshalsea Place:' the houses in which I recognised, not only as the great block of the former prison, but as preserving the rooms that arose in my mind's-eye when I became Little Dorrit's biographer.
Two lines more prized had never fallen from the pen of the most distinguished author--never more completely blessed the researches of the fondest biographer.
may be more truly said of the historian and biographer, than of any other species of writing; for all the arts and sciences (even criticism itself) require some little degree of learning and knowledge.
That Oliver Twist was moved to resignation by the example of these good people, I cannot, although I am his biographer, undertake to affirm with any degree of confidence; but I can most distinctly say, that for many months he continued meekly to submit to the domination and ill-treatment of Noah Claypole: who used him far worse than before, now that his jealousy was roused by seeing the new boy promoted to the black stick and hatband, while he, the old one, remained stationary in the muffin-cap and leathers.
Yet no writer can be more secure of a permanent place in our literature than the biographer of the Indian chiefs.
Born in poverty at Boston, January 19 1809, dying under painful circumstances at Baltimore, October 7, 1849, his whole literary career of scarcely fifteen years a pitiful struggle for mere subsistence, his memory malignantly misrepresented by his earliest biographer, Griswold, how completely has truth at last routed falsehood and how magnificently has Poe come into his own, For "The Raven," first published in 1845, and, within a few months, read, recited and parodied wherever the English language was spoken, the half-starved poet received $10
But, whatever might be the distress of Catherine's mind, as she thus advanced towards the parsonage, and whatever the humiliation of her biographer in relating it, she was preparing enjoyment of no everyday nature for those to whom she went; first, in the appearance of her carriage -- and secondly, in herself.
Boswell gave a new meaning to the word biographer, that is the writer of a life, and now when a great man has had no one to write his life well, we say "He lacks a Boswell.