Use the links listed above to go to the alphabetically-sorted
Note that many people listed are not quoted in FFT -
there are 31844 biographies listed. Also, not all people quoted
in FFT have biographical entries, due to incomplete
or unsuccessful research.
I've included as much information as possible while limiting
each entry to 80 characters. This makes some entries less than
comprehensive, due to omitted pseudonyms, etc., but certainly
a fine starting point for further research.
Use the search tool to search for names, nationalities, professions,
even dates. Search capability is limited (exact matches only, Boolean
logic not supported), and can be slow (searching all the records may
take a minute or two). Up to fifty matches are displayed per page; if
more than fifty records match, follow the "More" link to dispay the
next fifty matches.
Here's a histogram
that shows the distribution of names in this collection, considering
the first four letters in each last name. The biggest gap is for
names between 'qiao' and 'quac'.