Is there any REST API that provides informations about "famous" people (Scientists, Writers, Philosophers, Politicians, ...) ?

In my case I need the following infos:

  • Photo,
  • Full Name
  • Born & Died dates,
  • Nationality
  • Profession(s)
  • Brief

Wikidata sounds ideal for this use case.
Here's a list of human properties the API can return
Example Query Finding John and Sarah Connor
Here's how to Import a List of Names from Wikidata
This tutorial explains how to Extract RDF Data Models from Wikidata
Wikidata API Call Example
API Documentation

API Calls pass parameters in the URL; you can see this in the example URL posted above, here:

  • Thank you but can you provide an example of how could A REST API request look like !
    – Az.Youness
    Jun 10 '19 at 15:51
  • That was not what you asked, and now I'm torn because I do want to help you but it feels like you are not trying at all. What have you done to accomplish this?
    – albert
    Jun 10 '19 at 17:10
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    I tried a lot, I find Wikidata before your valuable answer, but until now I can't understand where in the Wikidata website I can find a simple explanation/example of rest url, that retrieves the data I need .. all I see lot of talk about SPARQL & RDF that I hadn't heard about them before !
    – Az.Youness
    Jun 10 '19 at 17:58
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    gotcha. ok, well that maybe because they use mediawiki's API, i bet that is what its referred to as.
    – albert
    Jun 10 '19 at 18:35

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