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Third Volume of a 1727 edition of Plutarch's Lives of the Noble Greeks and Romans printed by Jacob Tonson

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.

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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...)

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Robert Spencer (born February 27, 1962) is an American author and blogger and a key figure of the counter-jihad movement in the United States. He appears frequently on Fox News and has given seminars to various law enforcement units in the United States.

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