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Biographical Sketch

Biographical sketch means an account of the life and activities of an individual or family. It would include information about the person's name, place of residence, education, occupation, life and activities and other important details. A biographical sketch is always written by someone else except the person on whom it is written. Biographical sketches are also written by many writers about famous personalities after their death.

Features of a Biographical Sketch

Biographical sketch tells a lot of interesting facts about the person. It tells in details about the age in which he lived and thus provides a scope of comparison between the present and past ages. Biographical sketch also tells about the hobbies, interests, friends, influences in the life of that person and about his accomplishments. Many famous personalities have written their own biographical sketches which have been published in recent times as their autobiographies. Some of the well-known biographical sketches of famous personalities include that of Martin Luther King, Alfred Adler, G. B. Shaw, Sunil Gangopadhyay, Rabindranath Tagore, Hitler, Mahatma Gandhi, Indira Gandhi, Abraham Lincoln, William Shakespeare, Coleridge, Nelson Mandela, George Bush and many others. The biographical sketch provides valuable information about the person and also teaches some good deeds to people. It tries to enlighten readers about the principles of great men and tries to guide them on that path.

How to Write a Biographical Sketch

In order to write a biographical sketch you need to keep certain important points in your mind. The most important thing is to choose a personality one wants to write about. Then you need to think about the most appropriate questions about this artist like where was he born, in which year, etc. The final step is to find out the answer to all these questions and then compile them in a well-mannered way. So now you know that writing a biographical sketch is not that difficult.

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