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Third Volume of a 1727 edition of Plutarch's Lives of the Noble Greeks and Romans printed by Jacob Tonson

A biography, or simply bio, is a detailed description of a person's life. It involves more than just the basic facts like education, work, relationships, and death; it portrays a person's experience of these life events. Unlike a profile or curriculum vitae (résumé), a biography presents a subject's life story, highlighting various aspects of his or her life, including intimate details of experience, and may include an analysis of the subject's personality.

Biographical works are usually non-fiction, but fiction can also be used to portray a person's life. One in-depth form of biographical coverage is called legacy writing. Works in diverse media, from literature to film, form the genre known as biography.

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Ashwaney Chaudhary is a software developer in Noida. Previously, Ashwaney worked as a Sr. software developer for Sparx It Solution as startup. He graduated from Kota University with a degree in Information Technology (B.tech)." (Read more...)

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Dilma Vana Rousseff (born 14 December 1947) is a Brazilian politician who was President of Brazil from 1 January 2011 to 31 August 2016. She is the first woman to hold the office. She was previously the Chief of Staff to President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva from 2005 to 2010.

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