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Hot Spot: Biographical Dictionary of the Netherlands

photo: Monique Kooijmans

On 15 September volume 5 of the Biografisch Woordenboek van Nederland (BWN) (Biographical Dictionary of the Netherlands) will appear. Biographies which are included had already been available the last few years via the Institute of Netherlands History.
Other Dutch biographical databases which are accessible on the internet are:

Dutch biographers and those interested can join the Werkgroep Biografie, the Working group Biography. This group publishes a journal, organizes conferences and offers support to anyone who is concerned with Dutch biographies.
The University Library Amsterdam has made a survey of a large number of biographical sources in its collections, accessible on internet as De Nederlandse Leeuw (The Dutch Lion).
Last modified: 31 August 2001
Editor: Lidie Koeneman en Betty van Wonderen
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