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World Who’s Who

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World Who’s Who curates and validates biographical information on over 70,000 of the 21st century’s most prominent individuals across all occupations and activities.

By using World Who’s Who advanced search and browse functions, you can make bespoke selections to help you easily find the people you are interested in.

Key features

  • Detailed biographies, including nationality, profession, date and place of birth, education, family details, present position and past career, honors and awards received, publications, artistic achievements and leisure interests.

  • Contact details, including e-mail and website addresses.

  • 1,000+ professions to search and browse, including 12,000+ politicians, 10,000+ academics, 8,000+ company executives and 7,000+ classical musicians.

  • Archival information for those entrants who have died since 2000.

  • Carefully curated by the Europa Biographical Reference team of editors.

  • Quickly browse biographies by typing in the first few characters of a surname in the search bar.

  • Advanced Search functionality allows users to filter search results by profession, nationality, gender, date of birth and/or death.

  • Ability to access the database via your institutional IP using Shibboleth, OpenAthens and EZproxy.

    World Who’s Who also maintains updated information on the lives, careers and achievements of:

    • Heads of state

    • Key ministers and politicians

    • Diplomats

    • International organization officials

    • Religious leaders

    • Influential businesspersons

    • Academics

    • Scientists

    • Artists

    • Actors

    • Athletes

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