I have gathered a number of biographical references of persons who have had a strong impact on the historical development of Western culture.  I have divided this material into two sections:
One section focuses on hundreds of leading Western philosophers, scientists and theologians.  You can refer to this section when you are looking for more information on particular People of Ideas.
The other section focuses on hundreds of leading Western political "movers and shakers"--that is, prominent political leaders or People of Action.

More recently, I have added yet another historical-biographical reference section:

This section presents In-Depth Biographies of key individuals out of the larger group of philosophers, scientists and theologians--as well as "movers and shakers."  As with everything else in this homepage, it is presently under construction, though I am making headway in its expansion all the time.  Be patient--and enjoy!!!

Miles H. Hodges - 2012