Template:Death year and age

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Usage

The templates {{Birth year and age}} and {{Death year and age}} return a person's year of birth or death and his or her approximate age. The templates are useful when only the year, or year and month, of a person's birth and/or death are known, or if it is desired not to state a person's full dates of birth and death for privacy reasons.

Such an approximation differs from the approximation generated by {{Birth based on age as of date}}; the latter can be used when the only detail available about someone's birth is a reference that establishes his or her age as of a certain date (such as the date that the reference was published).

The examples on this page use the current date as
19 September 2014

The person's age is estimated as follows:

{{Birth year and age}}

Let us assume:

  1. that the person in question was born some time in 1959; and
  2. that the present date is 19 September 2014.
  • If the person was born after 19 September 1959 then she will be 54 years old on 19 September 2014 as she has not had her 55th birthday yet. On the other hand, if she was born exactly on or before 19 September 1959, then she will be 55 years old.
Therefore, the template {{Birth year and age|1959}}
displays her birth year and age as: 1959 (age 54–55)
  • Optionally, if we know the person's birth month but not the day, we can also have the template display the month.
Let us assume that the person was born in June 1959. Therefore:
  • If it is presently January 2014, then this year the person has not had her birthday yet. Therefore, the template {{Birth year and age|1959|6}} displays her birth year and age as: 1959 (age 54).
  • If it is presently June 2014, we do not know whether the person has had her birthday this year yet since her day of birth is unknown. Therefore, the template displays her birth year and age as: 1959 (age 54–55).
  • If it is presently December 2014, then this year the person has already had her birthday. Therefore, the template displays her birth year and age as: 1959 (age 55).

{{Death year and age}}

Let us assume:

  1. that the person in question was born some time in 1963; and
  2. that he died some time in 2013.
  • We can posit as two extremes: (1) that the person was born on 31 December 1963 and died on 1 January 2013, in which case he would have been 49 years old at the time of his death as he did not achieve his 50th birthday on 31 December 2013; and (2) that he was born on 1 January 1963 and died on 31 December 2013, in which case he would have been 50 years old at the time of his death as he had his 50th birthday on 1 January 2013.
Therefore, the template {{Death year and age|2013|1963}}
renders his death year and age as: 2013 (aged 49–50)
  • Optionally, if we know month of the person's death but not the day, we can also have the template display the month.
Using the above examples and assuming the month is 09 (September)
Therefore, the template {{Death year and age|2013|1963|09}}
displays his death year and age as: September 2013 (aged 49–50)

If you wish to set out the full dates of birth and/or death of a person and thus to calculate his or her age accurately, please use the templates {{Birth date and age}} and {{Death date and age}}.

Note: Do not use this template inside the Wikipedia:Persondata template as it can interfere with data extraction.

Syntax

{{Birth year and age|year of birth}}
{{Birth year and age|year of birth|optional month of birth}}
{{Death year and age|year of death|year of birth}}
{{Death year and age|year of death|year of birth|optional month of death}}

Examples

Template text Result
{{Birth year and age|1959}} 1959 (age 54–55)
{{Birth year and age|1959|09}} September 1959 (age 54–55)
{{Death year and age|2013|1963}} 2013 (aged 49–50)
{{Death year and age|2013|1963|09}} September 2013 (aged 49–50)

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