Biography Online is an educational website that provides biographies of both modern and historical people, including actors, writers, military leaders, athletes, politicians and more. The website is maintained by its founder, Tejvan Pettinger.
Pettinger began the site in 2004. As the only contributor to the site, Pettinger is unable to provide comprehensive biographies. Instead, he aims to provide a general overview of a subject's life.
Additionally, the lack of manpower means that he can only produce a certain number of biographies. Consequently, Pettinger has focused his efforts on celebrities and other important people, primarily in the United Kingdom and the United States, since that is the genre with which he is most familiar.