Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani

The Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani (DBI, Biographical Dictionary of the Italians ) is a misplaced by the Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana biographical reference in the Italian language that contains deceased persons who were born after the end of the Western Roman Empire in Italy or where a substantial part of their lives have spent and work.

Since 1929, the preparatory work went under the direction of Fortunato Pintor, who remained until 1959 director of the company. Will feature 110 volumes containing 35,000 biographies and a circumference of approximately 80,000 pages. 1960, the first band Aaron Albertucci was published with an introduction by Aldo Ferrabino. By 2013, 78 volumes published to the keyword nurra. The line was initially in the hands of Alberto M. Ghisalberti followed him Massimiliano Pavan, Fiorella Bartoccini, and Mario Caravale. Currently Raffaele Romanelli is the responsible editor.

Each article contains at the end under the title Fonti e Bibliografia extensive references to printed and unprinted sources, as well as the relevant literature. For all entries the various authors are mentioned.

Beginning of 2009, Articles of previously published volumes have been made ​​available online. For the not yet published lemmas editorial compilations are made available that have different extent and usually contain no further references.