Prabook is an online biographical encyclopedia owned and developed by the World Biographical Encyclopedia, Inc., a company based in New York, United States. It was built as a neutral tech platform that allows everyone to create biographies on themselves, their relatives, or people they admire. Eventually, this let Prabook gain a significant amount of biographical information contributed by its users. Such content, provided to Prabook by other people, is free and open to everybody.
World Biographical Encyclopedia has also invited various authors to fill Prabook with articles about famous people, using the available information from public encyclopedias and the Internet. This includes the likes of Julius Caesar, Abraham Lincoln, Albert Einstein, etc., and just like everywhere else, this content is available on our site in a public form.
At the same time, however, the company has discovered the existence of the large number of non digitized biographical dictionaries that were left in obscurity with their information no longer serving any purpose to humanity. In order to bring them back to life, a technology was developed that allows to extract information from different public sources, refine, parse and then merge it into unique full profiles. World Biographical Encyclopedia cooperates with a content collecting team that is responsible for finding, processing and uploading on Prabook of reliable factual information. The same team also manages the already uploaded information and corrects any inaccuracies or inappropriate segments. It makes up the majority of Prabook’s database with 1.8 million articles at the moment, and is only available through paid subscription. Because of the effort it takes to collect and polish this information, World Biographical Encyclopedia has decided to limit it only for subscribers.
This makes Prabook a unique encyclopedia. While being free and open in nature, it helps to preserve rare archival information, which we are happy to provide to our subscribers.