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Biographers are authors who write an account of another person's life, while autobiographers are authors who write their own biography.

Some notable authors of biographies

Alfred Ainger, (1837-1904) - Charles Lamb
Ellis Amburn - United States
James Boswell, (1740-1795) - Samuel Johnson
Vincent Brome, (1910-2004) - various writers
Sir Samuel Egerton Brydges, (1762-1837) - English writers
Nirad C. Chaudhuri, (1897-1999) - Clive of India, Max Muller
Thomas DiLorenzo - Abraham Lincoln
William Fitzstephen, (died 1190) - Thomas a Becket
Antonia Fraser, (born 1932) - Mary, Queen of Scots, Oliver Cromwell
Douglas S. Freeman (1886-1953) - Robert E. Lee, George Washington
Jean Overton Fuller - writer of verse and several biographies, including agents of S.O.E
Martin Gilbert - England: best known for multiple books on Winston Churchill
Michael Holroyd, (born 1935)
Robert Lacey - England
Barbara Levick, (born 1932) - English; specialising in Roman emperors
Hesketh Pearson
Henry Salt, (1851-1939) - English (authority on Shelley, Richard Jefferies and Henry David Thoreau)
Carl Sandburg, (1878-1967) - Abraham Lincoln
Irving Stone, (1903-1989)
Lytton Strachey, (1880-1932) - English
Alison Weir - "popular" history
Patrick White. (1912-1990) - Australia
Theodore White - United States
A. N. Wilson - England

Some notable autobiographers

Nirad C. Chaudhuri, (1897-1999) - The Autobiography of an Unknown Indian
Henry Cockburn, (1779-1854) - Scottish
Lee Iacocca, (born 1924) - United States
Frank McCourt, (born 1930) - United States - Pulitzer Prize Winner

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