The History of
Marquis Who's Who

A comprehensive look at our establishment as the world’s preeminent publisher of biographical material

Marquis' Milestones

Over the years, the Marquis Who’s Who product suite has grown to include several print titles, as well as online databases, programs, and branding and networking services. Throughout their careers, successful professionals have relied on Marquis Who’s Who to expertly commemorate and showcase vocational milestones and accomplishments. Marquis’ premiere hardcover registry contained the biographies of 8,602 prominent Americans, and the roster has grown substantially since then.

Feel free to take a look at some of Marquis’ proudest accomplishments throughout the years as efforts are being made to develop new and innovative methods of honoring the world’s most consummate professionals.

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  • 1850 - 1899
  • 1900 - 1950
  • 1951 - 1999
  • 2000 - 2050
1850 - 1899

1855 — Our Founder’s Humble Beginnings

Marquis Who’s Who founder, Albert Nelson Marquis is born on January 10 in Brown County, …

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1850 - 1899

1898 — Company Entity Founded

Under the corporate entity A.N. Marquis & Company, the imprint Marquis Who’s Who is established.

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1850 - 1899

1899 — The Beginning of a Legacy

After arriving in Chicago, Marquis continues to operate his publishing company, A.N. Marquis and Company …

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1850 - 1899

1899 — Reviews of the 1st Edition of Who’s Who in America

The reviews of the first edition of Who’s Who in America are very positive. “This …

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Our Comprehensive Suite

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