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iPSB | The Online Polish Biographical Dictionary

A comprehensive and free multimedia encyclopedia cataloging the biographies of Poles and foreigners who influenced the course of Polish history: from Popiel and Piast, through Hipolit Cegielski, to Jerzy Grotowski. The encyclopedia is the richest and most reliable online source of knowledge about Polish historical figures.

The high quality of the Online Polish Biographical Dictionary is guaranteed by its use of verified source material. The site is based on the 49-volume Polish Biographical Dictionary, which contains 27,300 entries and has been published since 1935 by the Institute of History at the Polish Academy of Sciences and the Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences. All the information contained in the dictionary is additionally verified by editors at the PAS Institute of History.

The dictionary provides advanced search functions and clear, easily-navigable alphabetic and thematic indexes. Aside from biographical entries, the site features multimedia content illustrating the realities of the times as well as the historical and cultural background associated with each name. The content is sourced from the collections of Polish Television, the NInA, the National Library, the National Digital Archives, the National Film Archive, and many other institutions.

 

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