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Who's Who 2017

Who’s Who : the essential directory of the noteworthy and influential in all walks of life, in the UK and worldwide, published annually since 1849.

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Who Was Who: over 100,000 people, now deceased, who were included in previous editions of Who's Who creating the definitive roll-call of British history. More about Who Was Who

Who Was Who - Volume XIII, 2011-2015: since 1897, Who’s Who has been an invaluable source of information on the careers of people of influence in all walks of life and from all parts of the world. It includes entries for people who died between 2011 and 2015, each with the date of death added and, where necessary, given a final revision. Click here for more information.

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In 2017, you'll notice some improvements to the Who's Who, including a fresh look and feel, and simplified navigation. Contact us with any questions or comments.

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Use the feature article archive to explore pages on topical events, with famous Who's Who figures highlighted throughout.

Who’s Who

the definitive directory of everyone who’s anyone in Britain, and beyond, today.

Today in Who’s Who

The annual update

The 2017 Who's Who update published on 5th December 2016.

You can search the full list and see who's new in 2017 Learn more about the update here

Doris Lessing

Nobel prize winning novelist Doris Lessing died on 17 November 2013. Dame Hermione Lee described Lessing as "one of the world's greatest storytellers".

Born on 22 November

2017 edition of Who's Who

Explore a selection of entrants new to Who's Who for 2017.


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