Dutch Biographical Resources

  • Nieuw Nederlandsch biografisch woordenboek. (New Dutch biographical dictionary.) 10 vols. Ed. P. C. Molhuysen, et al. Leiden: Sijthoff, 1937. Ref CT1143 .M9. Only those whose deaths occurred before 1910 are included.
  • Biografisch woordenboek van Nederland. 5 vols +, 1979- . Eds. J. Charite and A.J.C.M. Gabriels. Online version. A continuation of Molhuysen (above). Includes entries for approximately 2000 individuals from the latter half of the 19th c. to the 20th c.
  • Biographisch woordenboek van protestantsche godgeleerden in Nederland. 6 vols. Eds. J. P. de Bie et al. 's-Gravenhage: M. Nijhoff,[1919]-1949. ThRef BR909 .B5. Lengthy biographical sketches of Dutch Protestant clergy and theologians, with good bibliographical references. This is an uncompleted project, extending only from A-Li.
  • Biografisch Lexicon voor de geschiedenis van het Nederlandse protestantisme. 6 vols. Eds. D. Nauta et al. Kampen: Kok, 1978- . ThRef BX4846 .B56. Complements and extends the above biographical dictionary of Dutch Protestantism.
  • Dictionary of Seventeenth and Eighteenth-Century Dutch Philosophers. 2 vols. Ed. Wiep van Bunge et al. Bristol: Thoemmes, 2003. Ref B3871 .D53.
  • Online Dictionary of Dutch Women. Biographies of significant Dutch women from the Middle Ages to the end of the 19th c.