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German Language & Literature

Biographies

Consult biographical dictionaries to get brief information about people, dates and events. For more sources, see Biographical Resources.
 
Allgemeine deutsche Biographie (ADB). Berlin, Duncker & Humblot, 1967-1971
REF CT1053 .A5 1967
56 volumes provide biographies of prominent Germans from the earliest period to the end of the 19th century. Includes bibliographical references. Vol. 56 is a general index.
 
REF PT772 .C59 1988
 
 
 
 
 
 
Neue deutsche Biographie. Berlin : Duncker & Humblot, 1953-
REF DD85 .N4
Band 1-Aachen to Band 24-S (ongoing)
Multiple volumes provide biographies on prominent 20th-century personalities. Includes bibliographical references.