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Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Subtitled "The people who shaped the history of the British Isles and beyond," the Oxford DNB covers noteworthy people in any walk of life who were connected with the British Isles and British history worldwide (/e.g.,/ Benjamin Franklin Empress Eugenie of France, Mahatma Gandhi). Contains signed, scholarly articles, many with extensive bibliographies, of 57,000 individuals, 6,000 of whom are women, who died in 2005 or earlier. Includes thematic interactive maps (e.g., British gardeners) and over 450 theme articles (reference lists, groups, and feature essays). Updated 3 times/year

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