Who’s Who, published annually by A & C Black since 1897, and online exclusively by Oxford University Press since 2008, is the leading source of up-to-date information about over 35,000 influential people from all walks of life, worldwide, who have left their mark on British public life. Who Was Who is an invaluable historical archive that collects together the entries of over 100,000 people, now deceased, who were included in previous editions of Who’s Who.
Containing autobiographical listings of senior politicians, judges, civil servants, and notable figures from the arts, academia, and other areas, it is seen as one of the world’s most recognized and respected work of reference, and offers a unique way to measure social change.
- Over 35,000 people entries from the new 2013 edition of Who’s Who
- Nearly 100,000 entries from all volumes of Who Was Who
- All entries written by the subject themselves and can include contact details
- Quick or advanced search and browse options
- Custom built for biographical research - modeled on the multi-award-winning Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
- Extensive internal cross-references
- Detailed information for each person—full names, titles if any, birth date and, where appropriate, death date, family history, education, honors, career history, publications and other creative words, contact details, and more
- Print, email, and cite entries
- Updated annually each December, with minor updates throughout the year
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