Chamber's Biographical Dictionary

Chamber's Biographical Dictionary

Chambers Biographical Dictionary was first published in 1897.

The centenary edition (ISBN 0-550-16060-4) was edited by Melanie Parry.

The publishers, Chambers Harrap, are based in Edinburgh, and claim their "Biographical Dictionary" is the most comprehensive and authoritative single-volume biographical dictionary available, covering entries in such areas as sport, science, music, art, literature, politics, television, and film.

The centenary edition contained well over 17,500 alphabetically arranged articles describing the nationality, occupation, and achievements of each person, as well as 250 panels which focus on a wide variety of individuals regarded as being particularly important, influential, and interesting. Sources are given and there are thousands of suggestions for further reading.

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