bi·​og·​ra·​pher | \ bī-ˈä-grə-fər How to pronounce biographer (audio) \

Definition of biographer

: a writer of a biography

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The film also stars Christian Slater as a biographer who hopes to write about Joe’s life. Marie Milano, Country Living, "What Is 'The Wife' Movie About? Everything to Know About Glenn Close's New Film," 24 Feb. 2019 Some of the most illustrious foreign teachers have included the novelist Geoffrey Wolff; Playboy columnist Asa Baber; John Freely; and David Leeming, the biographer of James Baldwin. Suzy Hansen, The New Republic, "“What Difference Is Trump for Us?”," 24 Apr. 2018 According to the Greek biographer and essayist Plutarch, Caesar really was instructed to beware the Ides of March by a soothsayer. Jill Gleeson, Country Living, "So, What Exactly Are the Ides of March?," 15 Mar. 2019 His first jobs included pumping gas and doing inventory for hardware-store owner Stanley Thurman, according to his biographer and former Seattle Times reporter Gary Dougherty. Asia Fields, The Seattle Times, "David Heerensperger, hydroplane owner, tough businessman and ‘the kindest man you could ever hope to meet’," 7 Dec. 2018 Beyond his bachelor status though, he was highly regarded as an officer in the Household Calvary, according to Penny Junor, royal biographer and author of The Duchess: The Untold Story. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "What Camilla Parker Bowles Was Really Like Before She Became a Duchess," 1 Aug. 2018 The revelation comes courtesy of royal biographer and expert Katie Nicholl, who wrote about the love affair in her 2010 book, William and Harry: Behind the Palace Walls. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Prince William Had a "Passionate Romance" With Arabella Musgrave Before Meeting Kate Middleton, According to a Royal Biographer," 3 Feb. 2019 Lee would later tell biographers, Jordan Raphael and Tom Spurgeon. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Remembering Stan Lee, the Marvel Comics Legend, Dies at 95," 12 Nov. 2018 Swinehart, a historian and biographer, is completing a book about the political dynasty of William Johnson. Kirk Davis Swinehart, WSJ, "‘Claggett’ Review: Newport’s Illustrious Clocks," 16 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of biographer

1702, in the meaning defined above

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bi·​og·​ra·​pher | \ bī-ˈä-grə-fər How to pronounce biographer (audio) \

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: someone who tells the account of a real person's life

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