The Allgemeine deutsche Biographie (ADB, 56 volumes, 1875-1912) and the Neue deutsche Biographie (NDB, 23 volumes have been online since 1953) are some of the most important biographical dictionaries in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The online version is a joint project of the Historical Commission of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and the Bavarian State Library. It includes biographical information on more than 121,000 women and men of significant influence or achievement in the German-speaking cultural and scientific arena, providing more than 46,000 digital full-text historical and biographical articles.

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