A biography is an explanation or a description of a person’s life. It is an account of facts and experiences about him or her. It includes details on his/her birth, work, education, relationships, and death. Usually people who have lots of contribution on his/her field are the most common subject of biography. biography
There is also a so-called autobiography. There is a big difference between a biography and an autography. Autobiographies are written by the person himself while biographies are outlined by other person.
Let’s talk about some history here. According to Wikipedia, “Le Morte d’Arthur” or “The Death of Arthur” is the most famous biography in the late Middle Ages in Europe, it was written by Sir Thomas Malory. National heroes and heroines are also the common topics of biographies as they are part of a particular curriculum. For example, there is a subject on the life and works of Philippines’ national hero Dr. Jose Rizal. Biographies in the internet and in lots of books can really assist students if they wanted to know more about Rizal.
However, some details in a biography are not that reliable. In fact those are also subjects of debate as well. So if you wanted to know about the life and works of your favorite hero then be sure to make some research and examine the reliability of the data.
National heroes are not the only subject of biographies. Some are also inventors, explorers, researchers, politicians, and a lot more. There is Thomas Edison, George Washington, Albert Einstein, and among others.