In its four volumes, this biographical lexicon offers more than 1,500 named articles, while the register of persons included in volume IV provides a further 10,000 or so personal details. The temporal selection criterion is the significance of the individuals in the epochs from the Middle Ages to 1945.
The Biographical Portal provides access to the following services via a common register:
The spectrum of biographies covers all areas of public life such as politics, business and technology, science, art and culture. Chronologically, the offer ranges from antiquity to almost the present.
The Croatian Biographical Lexicon is based on the print edition from 1983 onwards and is constantly updated. So far, 8 volumes (A-Li) including 11,423 articles and 3,873 illustrations have been published (as of October 2014).
The "Online Polish Biographical Dictionary" is the Internet version of the Polish Biographical Dictionary "Polski Słownik Biograficzny" published by the Polish Academy of Sciences in Cracow since 1935. The online version contains articles and – via the link to biogramy.pl (Polski Portal Biograficzny) – also media files on significant Polish historical figures. The period covered ranges from the 9th century to the year 2000.
The Austrian Biographical Lexicon 1815-1950 is an interdisciplinary and supranational encyclopaedia of important persons who have distinguished themselves in their respective fields through extraordinary achievements and who were born, lived or worked in the respective Austrian state federation (i.e. also in the former crown lands) and died between 1815 and 1950.
Austrian Biographical Lexicon | Premium version as pay-per-use licence (with significantly extended search options, e.g. full-text search in the articles)
beginning of the 21st century. Among others are included: Baltic Biographical Archive, Biographical Archive of the Soviet Union, Czech and Slovak Biographical Archive, Greek Biographical Archive, Hungarian Biographical Archive, Jewish Biographical Archive, Polish Biographical Archive, Russian Biographical Archive, and Southeast European Biographical Archive (national licence).
This database contains short descriptions of selected personalities from politics, economy, science and culture of East Central Europe. The underlying materials – the so-called personal archive including around 200,000 dossiers – are part of the press clippings collection, which comprises about 5 million individual items.