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Deutsche Biographische Enzyklopadie (DBE) Available Online

One of the most important German biographical sources, the Deutsche Biographische Enzyklopadie (DBE) [Dictionary of German Biography], is now available online to the Yale community.

The DBE provides information on roughly 65,000 individuals from the 9th century to the present, who contributed to the cultural heritage of the German-speaking areas of the world. The database contains the full entries of the second, revised and enlarged print edition of the DBE which began publication in 2005. Over 1,250 longer articles were written and signed by recognized experts and a reference to further reading is provided at the end of each entry.

DBE Online also provides biographical information on individuals who are mentioned in the text of an entry in the print edition but who do not have their own article.

You can access the Deutsche Biographische Enzyklopadie at http://gso.gbv.de/DB=2.176/LNG=DU/ (German) and at http://gso.gbv.de/DB=2.176/LNG=EN/ (English)