The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (DNB) is the national record of men and women who have shaped British history and culture, worldwide, from the Romans to the 21st century. The Dictionary offers concise, up-to-date biographies of more than 60,000 men and women who died in or before the year 2012 who have had some significant connection to British history, including individuals from Great Britain as well as individuals such as Mahatma Gandhi, from current or former British territories, or people such as poet T.S. Eliot, a native of St. Louis, Missouri, who migrated to Great Britain. There are also 536 ‘theme’ articles for reference and research and over 11,00 portraits. The Oxford DNB online is updated regularly throughout the year, extending coverage into the 21st century, while also adding new biographies across all historical periods.