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Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Publication Details

  • Time-span 4th Century BCE - 2000
  • Subscription Type SUBSCRIPTION
  • License Information 1 simultaneous user licensed.
  • Publisher Oxford University Press
  • Languages English
  • Resource Types Reference Source
  • Description The Oxford DNB contains more than 50,000 illustrated biographies of people who were noteworthy or influential in shaping Britain's past. The biographies do not include any living subjects, but starting in 2005, online updates will include those who have died since 2000. All 38,600 names in the original DNB have been included, but the majority have been completely rewritten in the light of new research. Each entry contains bibliographic information on material used to write the biography, details of a person's archives, a list of photographs or other illustrations, and (where available) an assessment of the subject's personal wealth at or near the time of death. (Update 3 times per year)