Template:Age

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This template returns the number of full years between two specified dates. If the second set of parameters is not included, it will return the number of full years between a specified date and today's date.

Syntax:
{{age|year1|month1|day1|year2|month2|day2}} or
{{age|year1|month1|day1}}
Examples:
{{age|1989|7|23|2003|7|14}} returns "13"
{{age|1989|7|23}} returns "24"
When using this template to calculate a person's age at death or a person's age on a specified date (rather than the person's current age), please substitute it into the page.
Example: {{subst:age|1989|7|23|2003|7|14}}
When entering dates before the Common Era, use astronomical year numbering: 1 BCE is represented by 0, 2 BCE by -1, 3 BCE by -2 etc. For example, the following expression returns the number of full years elapsed since the battle of Cannae, which took place on August 2, 216 BCE:
{{age|-215|8|2}} returns "2228"

(BCE is exactly the same as BC, so August 2, 216 BCE is also August 2, 216 BC)

Note:
This template does not check for incorrect input:
{{age|1980|7|14|1993|6|233}} returns "12" (surplus days do not count as extra months)
{{age|1980|7|14|1993|88|14}} returns "13" (surplus months do not count as extra years)

TemplateData

This is the TemplateData documentation for the template used by the new VisualEditor.

Age

This template returns the number of full years between two specified dates. If the second set of parameters is not included, it will return the number of full years between a specified date and today's date.

Template parameters
Parameter Description Type Default Status
Year ('from' date) year11 The year of the (first) date number empty required
Month ('from' date) month12 The month of the (first) date number empty required
Day of month ('from' date) day13 The day of the month of the (first) date number empty required
Year ('to' date) year24 The year of the 'to' date, if required number empty optional
Month ('to' date) month25 The month of the 'to' date, if required number empty optional
Day of month ('to' date) day26 The day of the month of the 'to' date, if required number empty optional

See also

Birth, death, age
  • {{Birth date}} – displays the date and related hidden metadata
  • {{Birth date and age}} – same as {{Birth date}}, except that "(age ##)" appears after the birth date
  • {{Birth date and age2}} – displays birth date, plus age as of a specified date, "(aged ##)" appears after the birth date
  • {{Birth-date and age}} – display birth date and age, accepts dates as text (15 June 1950; June 15, 1950; June 1950; etc.)
  • {{Birth year and age}} – year of birth and approximate age
  • {{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
  • {{Birth date based on age at death}} – displays approximate birth year based on age at death (useful if exact birth date is not known, but age at death is)
  • {{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-date and age}} – display death date and age, accepts date as text (15 June 1950; June 15, 1950; June 1950; etc.)
  • {{Death date and given age}} – displays death date and specified age (useful if exact birth date is not known, but age at death is)
  • {{Death year and age}} – year of death and approximate age at death
Age only
  • {{Age}} – age based on the number of full years between two dates (or a specified date and current date)
  • {{Age nts}} – like {{Age}}, but sorts correctly in sortable tables
  • {{Age as of date}} – current age in years, based on a known age as of a specified date
  • {{Age in years and days}} – full years and days between two dates (or a specified date and current date)
  • {{Age in years and days textual version}} – for usage in text (uses "and" instead of the comma)
  • {{Age in years, months and days}} – full years, months 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 in days nts}} – age in days; sorts correctly in sortable tables