Svenskt biografiskt handlexikon
is a compact Swedish dictionary of biography
first published in 1873-1876 by the physician and antiquarian Herman Hofberg
(1823-1883). The second, updated edition was published in 1906, under the editorship of Frithiof Heurlin
, Viktor Millqvist
, and Olof Rubenson
. The second edition, two volumes of all together 1,445 pages, contains 4,419 articles on families and individuals, "renowned Swedish men and women from the reformation until the present times", and more than 3,000 miniature portraits.