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One who writes, composes, or produces biography.
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(baɪˈɒg rə fər, bi-)

a writer of biography.
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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)
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كاتِب سيرَه، مُتَرجِم حَياة
biyografi yazarı


[baɪˈɒgrəfəʳ] Nbiógrafo/a m/f
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[baɪˈɒgrəfər] nbiographe mf
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nBiograf(in) m(f)
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[baɪˈɒgrəfəʳ] nbiografo/a
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(baiˈogrəfi) plural biˈographies noun
a written account by someone of another person's life. a biography of Nelson.
biˈographer noun
ˌbioˈgraphic(al) (-ˈgrӕ-) adjective
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References in classic literature ?
'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. The smallest boy I ever conversed with, carrying the largest baby I ever saw, offered a supernaturally intelligent explanation of the locality in its old uses, and was very nearly correct.
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. The enthusiasm of a woman's love is even beyond the biographer's.
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."
Yet after all that must be said against Pope, it is only fair to conclude, as does his biographer, Sir Leslie Stephen: 'It was a gallant spirit which got so much work out of this crazy carcase, and kept it going, spite of all its feebleness, for fifty-six years.'
He flattered himself that he was not in love, but his biographer may be supposed to know better.
"Yes, my boy, these were all done prematurely before my biographer had come to glorify me." He lifted bundle after bundle in a tender, caressing sort of way.
Some of his biographers think that upon this occasion the spirit of Saint Louis had descended upon him.