The best online database for German speaking authors, scientists, artists, philosophers etc. Joint index of Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie (ADB, Universal German Biography), Historisches Lexikon der Schweiz (HLS, Historical Dictionary of Switzerland), Neue Deutsche Biographie (NDB, New German Biography), and Österreichisches Biographisches Lexikon 1815-1950 (ÖBL, Austrian Dictionary of Biography 1815-1950). This cooperative project of the Bavarian State Library, the Historical Committee at the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities, the Austrian Academy of Sciences, and the Foundation Historical Dictionary of Switzerland started in June 2009.
Baltic Biographical Dictionaries
Everything about the history of the Baltic countries: The database comprises standard works like Blumfeldt’s “Bibliotheca Estoniae historica”, Brennsohn’s “Die Ärzte Kurlands (Livlands, Estlands) and several genealogical handbooks of the Baltic aristocracy from the Middles Ages up to the present. Created by the University Library of Tartu (Estland) and the Digital Collections of the BSB Munich.
Michael Holzmann und Hanns Bohatta, Deutsches Pseudonymen-Lexikon
„Holzmann/Bohatta, Pseudonyme“, as it is cited in book descriptions, was published in 1906. It is the best reference for pseudonyms used in German books until the 20th century.
Michael Holzmann und Hanns Bohatta, Deutsches Anonymen-Lexikon 1501-1850
„Holzmann/Bohatta“ – another classical reference work of the rare book trade, published in 4 volumes. Michael Holzmann and Hanns Bohatta list books published anonymously and give the names of the authors. Essential for book descriptions in antiquarian book catalogues. The supplements are not digitalized.
Volume 1 A-D
Volume 2 E-K
Volume 3 L-R
57, 045 lives - 65 million words - 10,563 illustrations - all on your desktop. This is the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, an illustrated collection of biographies of the men and women who have left a mark on British history - scholars, family historians, biographers, students, teachers, librarians, archivists, and anyone with an interest in the quirks of human nature. The Oxford DNB was published in print and online in 2004, more than 10,000 specialist contributors make it the largest collaborative research project in the humanities.
More than 28,000 notable men and women who have shaped the world from ancient times to the present day. The open database is not restricted to scholarship, here you find politicians, actors, tennis cracks and all the Very Important Persons you may have read of.
Genealogy resource site including an extensive link database, a surname meta-search, and a genealogy message board.