Biographie-Portal (Biographical Portal)

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Working Group "Biographisches Portal"
The “Biographical Portal” is a 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. A joint index makes available the following works: Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie (ADB) (Universal German Biography), Neue Deutsche Biographie (NDB) (New German Biography), Österreichisches Biographisches Lexikon 1815-1950 (ÖBL) (Austrian Dictionary of Biography 1815–1950), Historisches Lexikon der Schweiz (HLS) (Historical Dictionary of Switzerland). Publication of the HLS, NDB, and ÖBL, is still underway. In this way, more than 100,000 scholarly biographies of persons from all social backgrounds and nearly all periods of German, Austrian, and Swiss history may be accessed. Further national and regional biographical works of reference are planned for future inclusion in the portal.
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