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A WWW Data base of European nobility

With the the help of Leo v.d.Pas (English nobility), Marcin Dziedzic (Silesian nobility), Leon Endeman (South African genealogy, nobility of Germany, the former Austria-Hungary, the Netherlands, Nordic countries and British Isles). Note: The current (11th) version of the system was installed 20.12.2010. It is the content of the current CD-version! (See below) We have now 818492 people online!(all internal numbers will change. use the proposed urls.) Especially the spanish part was extended remarkably!

In this data base persons of higher european nobility are stored with their data of life, biographs, portraits and coat of arms. It is accessible world wide.

Do you know of my system of coats of arms?! Note that the names come in the local language (french people in french, english people in english, etc.). German plays an important role yet (the biographs are german at present).

You can access the data base of persons in the following manner:

1. Using the name of the person/house/the family

2. using an index (time, name, country)

3. using a classification of the house (Kaiser/King/Elector/Archduke/Grand Duke/Duke/Prince/Count (Marquis, Land Count, Count of Empire, Castle Count etc.)

Hints to problems

A standard problem of ww-person is that parents of spouses are unknow - even often stored in the system. I you find such a case please mail me. A list of 6000 such problems may be found here


  • European countries
  • Name Index (in portions of 100 persons)
  • Historical battles
  • Popes (experimental; index only)
  • Translation of first names
  • Historical Documents (German Only!)
  • Knights of the Garter
  • Knights of the Golden Fleeze (French)
  • Coats of Arms
  • Retrieval forms

  • Multiple criteria search (usable)
  • Marriage search
  • Map based search (not working; small set of maps)
  • Relations between persons (now working)
  • Direct person access (working; usable if you know the name)
  • Direct person access (working; usable if you know the name; with tree presentation)

  • Homepages (I. Abt)

    Prospect for the CD! frontpage+backpage

    The current CD is much better. It contains the same people as the net version, but additional material, esp. coats of arms. (800000 people, including 60000 italian, 70000 russian, 60000 english, 60000 french, lots of hungarian, polish, czeck etc.) Send me a cheque with $70 and I'll send you a copy. You get a user manual on the CD. It is much faster than the net system! (Adress: WW-Person c/o Herbert Stoyan, Am Hasengarten 11, D-91074 Herzogenaurach, Germany)

    Special offers: 1) If you're willing to buy 3 consecutive updates then we bill you only 3 quarters of the amount. 2) If you help to debug the CD by sending error messages or hints which increase the usability of the CD again a dicount of a quarter is offered. 3) If you take more than one CD special discounts will be possible. 4) If you send me special literature which should processed into the system I would appreciate this in a similar way.

    For buyers of the first CD: The first CD is taken as one of the 3.


    state of the system:


    Interesting sources

    If there are any complaints or suggestions, please mail to: hstoyan@informatik.uni-erlangen.de