Template:Death date

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Template:High-use

Returns a person's date of death.

Using this template rather than simply inserting the date into articles allows for the inclusion of hidden metadata about the date. This metadata can be used by web browsers and other software tools to extract the details, and display them using some other website or mapping tool, index or search them.

Range, Calendar[edit]

Since the data is emitted in the ISO 8601 format, the calendar must be the Gregorian calendar; the first acceptable year is 1583, the last acceptable year is 9999 (which would only be a concern for fictitious characters).

Syntax[edit]

To display the death date only[edit]

{{Death date|year of death|month of death|day of death|additional parameters}} where the month, day, and year are in the Gregorian calendar. Use of this template with non-Gregorian dates creates false hidden metadata.

Examples[edit]

{{Death date|1993|2|4|df=yes}} returns "4 1993(1993-2-04)"
{{Death date|1993|2|4|mf=yes}} returns " 4, 1993(1993-2-04)"

Note: The template will appear broken when the parameters are left blank.

Day First (df) and Month First (mf) options[edit]

The df (day first) and mf (month first) parameters indicate the intended date format to display. The appropriate parameter should be set to "y" or "yes" e.g. df=yes or mf=y.

The default output of this template is to display the month before the day. This default may not be appropriate articles about people from parts of the world where the day almost always precedes the month in a date (e.g. Europe). In such articles the parameter, "df", should be set to display the day before the month.

The parameter "mf" will indicate that month first format is intended. Using these parameters can assist bots or other automated processing to detect which date format is intended; leaving the format as default may lead an editor or bot to change the format to an unintended value.

Do not specify both "df" and "mf" parameters in the same use of the template, as these formats are mutually exclusive.

Examples:

{{Death date | 1993 | 2 | 24 | df=yes }} displays "24 February 1993".
{{Death date | 1993 | 2 | 24 | mf=yes }} displays "February 24, 1993".

See also[edit]

Birth, death, age
{{BirthDeathAge}} – carries out the functions of this template and all the following ones
{{Birth date}} – displays the date and related hidden metadata
{{Birth date and age2}} – displays birth date, plus age as of a specified date, "(aged ##)" appears after the birth date
{{Birth year and age}} – year of birth and approximate age
{{Birth-date and age}} – display birth date and age, accepts dates as text (15 June 1950; June 15, 1950; June 1950; etc.)
{{Birth based on age as of date}} – displays approximate birth year and current age; used when a dated reference mentions the age of a person as of the date of publication
{{Death date}} – displays the date and related hidden metadata
{{Death date and age}} – same as {{Death date}}, except that "(aged ##)" appears after the death date
{{Death year and age}} – year of death and approximate age at death
{{Death-date and age}} – display death date and age, accepts date as text (15 June 1950; June 15, 1950; June 1950; etc.)
Age only
{{Age}} – age based on the number of full years between two dates (or a specified date and current date)
{{Age nts}} – similar to the above, but will sort correctly in sortable tables
{{Age in years and days}} – full years and days between two dates (or a specified date and current date)
{{Age in days}} – age in days between two dates (or a specified date and current date)
{{Age as of date}} – current age in years, based on a known age as of a specified date