Template:BirthDeathAge

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Usage[edit]

Depending on the parameters specified, this template displays a person's birth or death year, or full birth or death date, with or without the person's age. It therefore combines the functionality of the following templates:

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.

The minimum information required by the template is a birth or death year.

Syntax[edit]

{{BirthDeathAge | [insert "B" for a birth date, or leave blank for a death date] |
[year of birth] | [month of birth] | [day of birth] | [year of death] |
[month of death] | [day of death]}}

Any missing information can simply be left out of the template: see the examples below.

Examples[edit]

For readability, spaces have been inserted between pipe symbols ("|") where information has not been inserted into the template. When using the template, these spaces can be omitted. Using {{^}} can help space the template

Spacing[edit]

{{BirthDeathAge|{{^}}|1976|{{^}}|{{^}}|2007|1|1}}

January 1, 2007 (aged 30–31)


Date format[edit]

An optional parameter, date format, can be set to "yes" to display the day before the month. This is primarily used in articles about people from parts of the world where the day precedes the month in a date.

{{BirthDeathAge|B|1976|1|1|{{^}}|{{^}}|{{^}}}}

(1976-01-01) January 1, 1976 (age 38)

{{BirthDeathAge|B|1976|1|1|{{^}}|{{^}}|{{^}}|yes}}

(1976-01-01) 1 January 1976 (age 38)


Date of birth[edit]

{{BirthDeathAge|B|1976}}

1976 (age 37–38)

{{BirthDeathAge|B|1976|6|6|1990|8|8}}

(1976-06-06)June 6, 1976

{{BirthDeathAge|B|1976|6|6}}

(1976-06-06) June 6, 1976 (age 38)

{{BirthDeathAge|B|1976|||1990}}

1976 (1976)


Date of death[edit]

{{BirthDeathAge| |1976| | |1990| |}}

1990 (aged 13–14)

{{BirthDeathAge| | | | |1990| |}}

1990 (1991)

{{BirthDeathAge| | | | |1990|8|8}}

August 8, 1990(1990-08-08)

{{BirthDeathAge| |1976| | |1990|8|8}}

August 8, 1990 (aged 13–14)


See also[edit]

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