The BiographyWikiProject concerns the creation, development, and organization of Wikipedia's articles about persons (including but not limited to biographies). It includes only articles about individual persons, not about an organization or group or association, unless a substantial section of the article is a biography of a person related to that organization or group. It includes biographies of only real humans; thus, the project does not cover other animals or fictitious persons (such as pseudonyms) or fictional characters. As of 4 July 2022, there are 1,911,776 articles and 6,842 lists within the scope of WikiProject Biography, of which 1,717 are featured and 7,436 are good articles. As of 1 April 2021 according to WHGI and based on wikidata, only 337,764 of Wikipedia's 1,796,746 biographies are about women, amounting to 18.799%.
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Feel free to add yourself to the top of the list below. You may also add your areas of interest or experience in the topic. The format is # ((User|USERNAME)) - Areas of interest or experience. This list is automatically pruned; users inactive for three months or more or indefinitely blocked for two months or more will be automatically removed by User:Yapperbot.
-A-M-B-1996- (talk·contribs) Biographies of U.S. political figures, particularly in the northeast from around 1850–1950. Particular interest in the Republican Party of that place and era.
2x2leax (talk·contribs) I'm translating biographies from other Wikipedia's project and I'm improving the articles, mostly from people of Peru.
47thPennVols (talk·contribs) - Creating biographies of notable members of various Pennsylvania regiments which served during the American Civil War as part of documenting the history of those regiments for WikiProject Milhist; also helping to increase the number of bios of notable women as a member of the Women in Red and Women's History WikiProjects
Adh30 (talk·contribs) – Mainly interested in medical or bioengineering biographies, particularly related to the circulation.
Agendum (talk·contribs) – Interested in biographies individuals connected with journalism and publishing, as well as of evangelical Christian figures of the 18th and 19th century. I would like to replace those articles which still rely heavily on the text of the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica.
Anatoly IVANOV (talk·contribs) – I create and improve articles about the arts (I work behind the camera since 1997), specifically, cinema, photography and electronic music, especially at the intersection of Russian, American and French industries.
AndersHellstrom2 (talk·contribs) Working with bios of people connected to my family tree(mostly corrections) integrated with Wikidata, FactGrid and Geni(Master Profiles).
Andrew Dalby (talk·contribs) – interested in ancient and medieval people, and especially medieval women; also historians and translators
Andrew Hendo (talk·contribs) – Mainly interested in creating new biographies about Scottish or British people, especially footballers. Although I do create biographies to do with actors, journalists etc.
Carlstak (talk·contribs) Amateur historian interested in general bios, but especially Spanish artists and historical figures, as well as persons important to Florida history, also translating Spanish articles into English.
Chewings72 (talk·contribs) – Interested in improving the quality biographies of lesser known people from the ancient and classical periods through to the late 19th century in European, North African and Asian history.
CNMall41 (talk·contribs) I look for new articles to add assessment templates, categories, and references if needed. Also look for existing articles that contain BLP violations such as NPOV, promotional tone, and attack pages.
FeanorStar7 (talk·contribs) – currently working on living people articles; adding birth and death categories; also working on Ancient Egyptian biographies (update 11.30.2008); other bio cleanup as I find it.
Grmike (talk·contribs) - Biography tone/bias specifically within the introduction. there should be a wikipedia committee set up to determine if a person is introduced as, for example, canadian or canadian-british-hungarian with a portugeuse passport. that is a problem area I want to help correct.
Jeanne boleyn (talk·contribs) – I have created many biographical articles on historical personages (in particular, noble medieval heiresses); but have also created a few biographies on contemporary Italian celebrities and Troubles-related people.
Jobrjobr (talk·contribs) I have created professional biographies of illustrators associated with the film industry.
Joeyvandernaald (talk·contribs) I specialize in academic biographies. Check out my user profile to see which articles I've created and which I've contributed to.
John_Foxe (talk·contribs) I have contributed to a number of biographies about British and American evangelicals and fundamentalists, and I have also drifted over into Mormonism and general American biography as well.
Julius177 (talk·contribs) – Targeting well-researched figures with inexplicably poor coverage on Wikipedia, especially foreign military and political figures
Jusdafax (talk·contribs) As of 2016 I've been likely to work on a wide range from political to music figures to historical bios.
Justus Nussbaum (talk·contribs) – All sorts of culture people: writers, musicians, artists, researchers, journalists. Mostly contemporaries, I'm not a historian!
K.e.coffman (talk·contribs) Working to improve biographies of World War II personalities, with a special interest in the impact of historical revisionism (negationism) and reflections in contemporary historiagraphy. Also interested in biographies of historians and WWII authors.
KrakatoaKatie (talk·contribs) I've created several biographies and I stand over all biographies with a ready sword to stave off the vandals that would do them harm... (*slaps herself back into sanity*)
Indubitably (talk·contribs) I work mostly with references/citations. Ensuring they are adequate, accurate, and properly formatted, particularly for quotes and claims.
Michaelh2001 (talk·contribs) My main focus, as my recent edits show, will be the proper categorization of recent deaths. When someone with a Wikipedia page dies, often the early edits are sloppy or incomplete. I aim to fix that! :-) AlaskaMike (talk) 22:27, 20 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]
Parkwells (talk·contribs) 19th-century women and minorities, people on the frontier; have also worked on many other articles
PC78 (talk·contribs) Some South Korean actors, but also anything else that takes my interest
Pdcook (talk·contribs) – I am mostly interested in creating/editing biographies of scientists and professors who meet the criteria in WP:Notability (academics), but as a new page patroller I come across a great many other biography articles that I sometimes take under my wing.
Peter G Werner (talk·contribs) Science and academia and Arts and entertainment workgroups, mainly; specifically, mycologists, photographers, and notable San Francisco Bay Area people, especially artists.
Peterkingiron (talk·contribs) My interest is mainly industrial and transport history. In that context, I have contributed or edited a few articles.
Phase4 (talk·contribs) I've inaugurated quite a few articles and biographies, and have edited many that others have started. Not sure about the concept of assessment according to subjective criteria, but let's see how it shapes up.User permanently blocked
Philip Cross (talk·contribs) Most of my contributions to WP are to biographies, so adding myself to this list seems perfectly natural.
Pinkville (talk·contribs) – I've worked on quite a few biographies and was the principal contributor to the Featured Articles on Felice Beato, Pierre Rossier, and Adolfo Farsari. I'm interested in photographers, particularly those who have worked outside of Europe and North America, and also interested in working on a variety of biographies of people who have previously been marginalised for whatever reason.
Piotrus (talk·contribs) I write a lot of bio articles, and I'll try to help with the B-class reviews.
GreenOrca (talk) 21:10, 13 November 2013 (UTC) Interested in writing quality biographies[reply]
Ramonthomas (talk) 11:13, 2 April 2019 (UTC) Writing biographies of mostly South African people[reply]
randyharrisonfan (talk·contribs) Interested in historical biography, particularly of ancient history, the Victoria era, and Imperial Russia, though not limited to that. I have a strong stance in accordance with wiki guidelines against personal onions/bias.
Ray3055 (talk·contribs) – Interested in creating pages for scientists, academics, and others that have made a difference.
Rconroy (talk·contribs) – I write biographies of pianists and, occasionally, contribute to biographies of composers. Otherwise harmless.
Rupert1904 (talk·contribs) – Any people that are not already on wiki or have poor, unreferenced pages. Especially footballers, or any atheltes, musicians, actors and local/national people from South Carolina and the Untied States.
Smuckola (talk·contribs) I started in Wikipedia by immediately writing a B class biography and have done several more, including artists and high profile celebrities. I'm working on a howto essay and would love to help people.
SWP13 (talk·contribs) - Started with Infobox updates. I enjoy adding details and references for Millionaires, Billionaires, Movie Stars (Actor, Actress), Writers, sometimes singers, Asians, Hong Kong people, Americans, sometimes African-Americans, etc.
TonyTheTiger (talk·contribs), I have created numerous business, and business history bio articles. I have also dabbed numerous names after bio research clarified identities. I have overhauled the Category:Families section with 3 major Families by subcategories.
Wikidemon (talk·contribs) – enjoy writing biographies and connecting current and historical figures to important cultural, social, scientific, and business developments, showing how everything and everyone are so interlinked. Also like to improve and add links and further backrground to existing articles. Generally like to work on people who are notable but not famous, e.g. the founder of an important company or inventor of a ubiquitous technology.
Wikidgood (talk·contribs) History graduate frequently attend graduate program presentations. Special areas of interest include "conventional" and atomic bombing of Japan, Japanese prisoner of war, WWII survivor studi
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