Direct Access


Left Navigation

Biographie-Portal (Biographical Portal)
0 More than 160,000 scholarly biographies of persons from all social backgrounds and nearly all periods of German, Austrian, Swiss, and Slovenian history
The "Biographical Portal" is a cooperative project of the Bavarian State Library, the Historical Committee at the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities, the Austrian Academy of Sciences, and the Foundation Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
 
A joint index makes available the following works:
Publication of the HLS, NDB, and ÖBL, is still underway.
 
In this way, more than 160,000 scholarly biographies of persons from all social backgrounds and nearly all periods of German, Austrian, Swiss, and Slovenian history may be accessed. Further national and regional biographical works of reference are planned for future inclusion in the portal.
 
The cumulative index to these works of reference can be searched using the following criteria:
  • surname and forename (including variants of names and pseudonyms)
  • year of birth and/or death
  • career-specifications