Österreichisches Biographisches Lexikon 1815–1950

The Österreichisches Biographisches Lexikon 1815–1950 (ÖBL), Austrian Biographical Dictionary 1815-1950, is a dictionary of biographical entries for individuals who have contributed to the history of Austria, published by the Austrian Academy of Sciences. It currently comprises 12 volumes (60 deliveries) with a total of more than 16,000 biographies. It follows the Biographisches Lexikon des Kaiserthums Oesterreich (Biographical Encyclopedia of the Austrian Empire), which dealt with the period between 1750 and 1850 and which was published from 1856 to 1891 in 60 volumes, containing 24,254 critical biographies.

Published volumes

The 59th and 60th deliveries were published in 2007 and 2008 (Spanner Anton Carl–Staudigl Oskar in the 59th delivery, Staudigl Oskar–Stich Ignaz in the 60th delivery).


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