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Oxford Dictionary of National Biography



56,000 biographies of people who shaped the history of the British Isles and beyond, from the earliest times to the year 2005.



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Chemist and social commentator: Life of the Day

Fri Sep 22 00:05:01 BST 2017

Today's biography from the Oxford DNB: Soddy, Frederick (1877-1956), chemist and social commentator



Latest podcast: Roald Dahl, author, at 101

Thu Sep 21 11:36:36 BST 2017

Roald Dahl podcast



In a hole in the ground�: Life of the Day

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:36:36 EST

Today's biography from the Oxford DNB: Tolkien, John Ronald Reuel (1892-1973), writer and philologist



Genial, friendly and quick to smile: Life of the Day

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:36:36 EST

Today's biography from the Oxford DNB: Dankworth, Sir John Philip William [Johnny] (1927-2010), jazz musician and composer



Painter Arthur Rackham, 150: Life of the Day

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:36:36 EST

Today's biography from the Oxford DNB: Rackham, Arthur (1867-1939), painter and illustrator



Surgeon and physician, Daniel Turner : Life of the Day

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:36:36 EST

Today's biography from the Oxford DNB: Turner, Daniel (1667-1741), surgeon and physician



Fourth earl of Rochford at 300: Life of the Day

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:36:36 EST

Today's biography from the Oxford DNB: Nassau van Zuylestein, William Henry van, fourth earl of Rochford (1717-1781), diplomatist and politician