Holweck, Frederick George. A Biographical Dictionary of the Saints, with a General Introduction on Hagiology. St. Louis, MO, B. Herder Book Co., 1924. xxix, 1053 p. LC 24-20782. Reprinted: Detroit, Gale, 1969. LC 68-30625. ISBN 0-8103-3158-6.
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More comprehensive than most Catholic works because of its inclusion of "personages who have attained veneration only among heretics and schismatics" (preface). Although old, this is a carefully done work, listing sources of information and definitive biographies.

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