Looking for biographical information? These sites may be of help:
This site is from the TV show Biography and includes a searchable database of over 25,000 famous people.
World Leaders
"The Central Intelligence Agency publishes and updates this online directory weekly. The directory is intended to be used primarily as a reference aid and includes as many governments of the world as is considered practical, some of them not officially recognized by the United States."
Dead People Server
Not sure if a famous person is still alive? Check this site for the answer. This site is searchable or browse by last name or year.
Distinguished Women of Past and Present
"This site has biographies of women who contributed to our culture in many different ways. There are writers, educators, scientists, heads of state, politicians, civil rights crusaders, artists, entertainers, and others. Some were alive hundreds of years ago and some are living today."