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List of famous female biographers, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest female biographers list contains the most prominent and top females known for being biographers. There are thousand of females working as biographers in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic biographers have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a female aspiring to be a biographer then the people below should give you inspiration.

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While this isn't a list of all female biographers, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female biographers?" and "Who are the best female biographers?"
June Jordan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Biographers
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June Millicent Jordan was a Caribbean-American poet and activist. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 66 (1936-2002)

Birthplace: Harlem, New York City, New York, United States of America

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#8 on The Greatest Black Female Poets

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Kylie Tennant is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Biographers
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Kathleen Kylie Tennant AO was an Australian novelist, playwright, short-story writer, critic, biographer and historian. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 76 (1912-1988)

Birthplace: Manly, Australia

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Diane Middlebrook is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Female Biographers
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Diane Helen Wood Middlebrook was an American biographer, poet, and teacher. She taught feminist studies for many years at Stanford University. She is best known for critically acclaimed biographies of poets Anne Sexton and Sylvia Plath, and jazz musician Billy Tipton. Middlebrook was preparing a biography of the Roman poet Ovid, to be published in 2008. Her death brought that project to a close. Middlebrook held no illusions about the difficulties facing a biographer. In an interview on her professional life, she said "With a biography there is no straight line; all is muddled. You don't know what you know, you don't know what you don't know; if you find anything you make a note about it ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 68 (1939-2007)

Birthplace: Pocatello, Idaho, United States of America

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Debby Applegate is an American historian and biographer. She is the author of The Most Famous Man in America: The Biography of Henry Ward Beecher, for which she won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography. Born in Eugene, Oregon in 1968, Applegate attended Amherst College as an undergraduate, where she began a two-decade fascination with famous alumnus Henry Ward Beecher, a 19th-century abolitionist minister who was later the subject of a widely publicized sex scandal. She made Beecher the subject of her dissertation in American Studies at Yale, where she received a Ph.D. in 1998. After several more years of research, Applegate published The Most Famous Man in America, which ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 50

Birthplace: Eugene, Oregon, United States of America

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