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WORLD BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SYSTEM ONLINE

World Biographical Information System OnlineThe World Biographical Information System Online (WBIS Online) is the world’s most comprehensive and extensive biographical database, containing information on individuals, families, and groups from all classes and professions, from all countries and regions of the world, from the 4th millennium BC to the present. Some 50,000 biographies will be added to the database each year from the summer of 2017 onward.

FACTS AND FIGURES

  • Offers an expanded range of biographies over a broader time period
  • Portrays individuals from all walks of life across five millennia
  • Supports interdisciplinary research into historical context