Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie (ADB) is one of the most important and most comprehensive biographical reference works in the German language. The German language (de ''Deutsch'') is a West Germanic language and one of the world's major languages.
It was published by the Historical Commission of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences between 1875 and 1912 in 56 volumes, printed in Leipzig by Duncker & Humblot. The Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities ( Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften) is an independent public institution located in Munich. This sort of fix restores section edit linkpoints to where they belong The ADB contains biographies of about 26,500 people who died before 1900 and lived in the German language Sprachraum of their time, including people from the Netherlands before 1648. The German language (de ''Deutsch'') is a West Germanic language and one of the world's major languages. Sprachraum is a linguistic term used to designate a geographical area where a Language, Dialect, group or family of languages is spoken
Its successor, the Neue Deutsche Biographie, was started in 1953 and is planned to be ready in 2017. Neue Deutsche Biographie (NDB ( literally New German Biography) is a biographical Reference work published in German language by the