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Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie

Title page of first volume in 1875
The volumes of the Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie.

Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie (German: Universal German Biography) is one of the most important and most comprehensive biographical reference works in the German language.[1]

It was published by the Historical Commission of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences between 1875 and 1912 in 56 volumes, printed in Leipzig by Duncker & Humblot. The ADB contains biographies of about 26,500 people who died before 1900 and lived in the German language Sprachraum of their time, including people from the Netherlands before 1648.[1]

Its successor, the Neue Deutsche Biographie, was started in 1953 and is planned to be ready in 2019.[1]

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  • Reinert, Matthias, Schrott, Maximilian, Ebneth, Bernhard, Rehbein, Malte, Team Deutsche Biographie et al., From Biographies to Data Curation - The Making of www.deutsche-biographie.de, in: BD2015. Biographical Data in a Digital World. Proceedings of the First Conference on Biographical Data in a Digital World 2015. Amsterdam, The Netherlands, April 9, 2015, ed. by. Serge ter Braake, Antske Fokkens, Ronald Sluijter, Thierry Declerck, Eveline Wandl-Vogt, CEUR Workshop Proceedings Vol-1399. [1], p. 13-19.
  • Ebneth, Bernhard (26 August 2014), Neue Deutsche Biographie, Historische Kommission bei der Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften 

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