To date, the "Dictionary of International Biography" has honored more than 200,000 individuals from almost every nation and has earned an international reputation as a highly respected reference work. An ever-growing reference source, only a few biographical entries are repeated from edition to edition, and only when they have been updated with important new material. In this way, each new edition adds thousands of new biographies to those already published in the series. For highest level of accuracy, the biographies are supplied and checked by the individuals themselves. This updated edition contains approximately 5000 entries for men and women in all professions and fields of interest on a truly worldwide scale.