The Dictionary of German Biography is now at last to be published in English. The Dictionary is unique, complete and comprehensive with biographies of 60,000 people from the German-speaking world. It covers not only individuals from Germany but also from Austria, Switzerland and other countries where German is or was spoken. In chronological terms, coverage stretches all the way from the time of Charlemagne to the present day. In order to ensure that entries were as objective as possible, only individuals whose life and works have come to an end were included. The Dictionary of German Biography was produced by a team of outstanding scholars headed by Editors in Chief Walther Killy and Rudolf Vierhaus. An advisory board made up of experts in individual fields ensured that the same rigorous standards were observed for all subject areas. More than 500 leading academics from around the world contributed articles for the Dictionary.