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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.

Use every item on this list for yours, from Debra Anderson to Debby Applegate.

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

Age: Died at 66 (1936-2002)

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

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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

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 ...more

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 ...more

Age: 49

Birthplace: Eugene, Oregon, United States of America

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