Imperial Dictionary of Universal Biography

The Imperial Dictionary of Universal Biography  (1876) 
edited by
John Francis Waller and John Eadie

a series of original memoirs of distinguished men, of all ages and all nations. By writers of eminence in the various branches of literature, science, and art. Conducted by Professor John Eadie, John Francis Waller [and others] John Francis Waller, ed.

This work was published before January 1, 1926, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.